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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, while the great ocean of truth... "
Character of Lord Bacon: His Life and Works - Page 180
by Thomas Martin - 1835 - 367 pages
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th], Volume 5, Part 1

1809 - 604 pages
...' Sir Isaac said a little before his death, «' I do not know what I may appear to the world ; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy, playing...sea-shore, and diverting myself, in now and then finding a pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before...
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The Analectic Magazine...: Comprising Original Reviews, Biography ..., Volume 2

1820 - 544 pages
...to write tragedy by. — The same. Sir Isaac Newton, a little before he died, said, ' I don't know what I may seem to the world; but as to myself, I seem to hare been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a...
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The Edinburgh Magazine and Literary Miscellany, Volume 90

1822 - 850 pages
...Conduit, that, a little before his death, he said, ' I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing...and then finding a smoother pebble, or a prettier shell than ordinary, wfaiht the great ocean of truth lay undiscovered before me." This assertion has...
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The Literary chronicle and weekly review, Volume 2, Issues 33-83

1820 - 856 pages
...The tame. ' Sir Isaac tVeiuton.-— Sir Isaac NeWibn, a littte before he died, said, " I don't know what I may seem to th'e world ; but; as to myself,...I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea shore, and diverting myself in now and then miding asmoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary,...
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Edinburgh Monthly Review, Volume 3

1820 - 760 pages
...second with the greatness of his mind. " Sir Issue Newton, a little before he died, said, < I don't know what I may seem to the world ; but as to myself, I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sen. shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a. smoother pebble or a prettier shell than...
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The Plain Englishman [ed. by C. Knight and E.H. Locker]., Volume 1

Charles Knight - 1820 - 636 pages
...profession. EDITOR— L. ANECDOTE, SIR ISAAC NEWTON, a" little before he died, said, ' I don't know what 1 may seem to the world ; but, as 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 smoother pebble or a prettier shell than...
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Illustrations of the Literary History of the Eighteenth Century ..., Volume 4

John Nichols, John Bowyer Nichols - 1822 - 934 pages
...Optics. -f Sir Isaac said a little before his death, " 1 do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy, playing...prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of troth lay all undiscovered before me." MSS. Conduilt. The following inscription has been placed by...
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Methodist Magazine and Quarterly Review, Volume 5

1822 - 494 pages
...Isaac, it is reported, a little before he died said, " I do not know what I seem to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, arrd diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble, or a prettier shell than ordinary,...
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The Inverted Scheme of Copernicus: With the Pretended Experiments Upon which ...

Bartholomew Prescot - 1822 - 292 pages
...Conduit, that a little before his death he said, " 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 sea shore and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble, or a prettier shell than...
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The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Volume 1

1823 - 494 pages
...sustenance. NEWTON'S PHILOSOPHY.— Sir Isaac Newton, a little before he died, said, " I don't know what I may seem to the world, but, as 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 smoother pebble, or a prettier shell than...
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