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" I do not know what I may appear to the world ; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth... "
The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th] - Page 230
1809
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The Catholic miscellany and monthly repository of information, Volume 2

596 pages
...be only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble, or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me." Anecdote of Dr. Desaguliers. — Being invited to an illustrious company,...
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The Religious Magazine, Or Spirit of the Foreign Theological ..., Volume 2

1828 - 586 pages
...himself like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting himself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before him. How poor, then, arc the acquirements, and how pitiable the pride of tho generality...
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The Philosophy of a Future State

Thomas Dick - 1829 - 308 pages
...may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, while the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me." And is it reasonable to believe, that...
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The Athenaeum and Literary Chronicle, Volume 1, Issues 63-92

1829 - 460 pages
...only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting himself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great Ocean of Truth lay all undiscovered before me.' New Discoveries. — Almost every scientific journal announces the discovery...
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The Olio, Or, Museum of Entertainment, Volume 3

1829 - 476 pages
...been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble, or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me." GENERAL DUMESNIL. General Dumesnil, who lost a leg in the campaign of Russia,...
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The Christian Philosopher: Or, The Connexion of Science and Philosophy with ...

Thomas Dick - 1830 - 414 pages
...I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself iu now and llien finding a pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me." The same sentiment might have been illustrated from the lives of Bacon, Locke,...
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A series of lessons, in prose and verse, progessively arranged [ed.] by J.M ...

James Melville M'Culloch - 1831 - 250 pages
...been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself by now and then finding a smoother pebble, or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me." You have often seen a man raising a stone by means of a strong bar of iron....
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The Works of Lord Byron: With His Letters and Journals, and His Life, Volume 16

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron, Thomas Moore - 1833 - 364 pages
...been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me." — What a lesson to the vanity and presumption of philosophers; to those,...
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The Saturday Magazine ..., Volume 1

1833 - 814 pages
...been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.' What a lesson to the vanity and presumption of philosophers, — to those...
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Works of Lord Byron: With His Letters and Journals, and His Life, Volume 16

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron, Thomas Moore - 1833 - 358 pages
...been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.'* — What a lesson to the vanity and presumption of philosophers; to those,...
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