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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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Facetiæ Cantabrigienses, by Socius

Richard Gooch - 1836 - 290 pages
...been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, 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." STERNE Was bred at Jesus College, Cambridge, where it is said he studied very...
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The Works of George Byron: With His Letters and Journals, and His ..., Volume 16

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - 1836 - 360 pages
...been only like aboy 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 First Communion; Or Conversation on Preparation for the Lord's Supper

Frances S. Parker - 1839 - 100 pages
...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." — Sir I. Xeiuton. J 1 Sam. iii. 7, 10. the Bible their chief study, and...
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The Christian philosopher

Thomas Dick - 1840 - 370 pages
...inventions, if his friends and countrymen had not been more jealous of his honor than he was himself. He said, a little before his death, " I do not know what...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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The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Volume 38

1841 - 456 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. Harmlessness of Death. Death is the same harmless thing that a poor shepherd...
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The Children's Picture Magazine, Volume 29

1866 - 302 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!" Was not that a wise saying, and also very modest ? I hope when you grow up...
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Titian: A Romance of Venice

Robert Shelton Mackenzie - 1843 - 856 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 !" Agrippa's manners, from his early and prolonged connexion with the Imperial...
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Jack's edition of life at sea, or, The Jervian system in 183-, a series of ...

Jack (fict.name.) - 1843 - 480 pages
...have been only a boy playing on the sea shore, 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." I shall, with the best wishes for your welfare here, and happiness hereafter,...
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The Monthly Miscellany, Volume 1 - Volume 2, Issue 2

Cazneau Palfrey - 1839 - 448 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 sad testimony to the infant ignorance of man. But we need not soar...
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Containing modern history, to the outbreak of the French Revolution

Philip Alexander Prince - 1843 - 776 pages
...a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself by now and then finding a smoother pebble, or prettier shell than ordinary : whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.' Fluxions were the invention of Newton, while analysis and optics were greatlyaided...
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