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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 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... "
The Literary chronicle and weekly review - Page 19
1820
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th], Volume 5, Part 1

1809
...' 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 on the sea-shore, and diverting myself, in now and then finding a pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary,...
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The Analectic Magazine...: Comprising Original Reviews, Biography ..., Volume 2

1820
...Doctor, as the most proper lamp for him 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

English literature - 1822
...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 Edinburgh Monthly Review, Volume 3

1820
...consistent with the humility, and the second with the greatness of his mind. " Sir Issue Newton, a little before he died, said, < I don't know what I may seem...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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Observations, Anecdotes, and Characters, of Books and Men

Joseph Spence - Authors, English - 1820 - 302 pages
...method that Descartes afterwards followed. — Lord Bolingbroke. NEWTON. Sir Isaac Newton, a little before he died, said, " I don't know what I may seem...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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Observations, Anecdotes, and Characters, of Books and Men

Joseph Spence - Authors, English - 1820 - 302 pages
...method that Descartes afterwards followed. — Lord Bolingbroke. NEWTON. Sir Isaac Newton, a little before he died, said, " I don't know what I may seem...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 London Literary Gazette and Journal of Belles Lettres, Arts, Sciences, Etc

Great Britain - 1820
...Doctor, as the most proper lamp for him 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 us to myself, I seem to have been ouly like a boy plaving on tiic sea-shore, and diverting myself in...
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The Literary Gazette: A Weekly Journal of Literature, Science, and ..., Volume 4

William Jerdan, William Ring Workman, Frederick Arnold, John Morley, Charles Wycliffe Goodwin - 1820
...Doctor, as the most proper lamp for him to write trugedy by. — The tame. Sir Isaac Newton, a little before he died, said, " I don't know what I may seem to the world ; but us to myself, 1 fccm to have been only like a boy plaving on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in...
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Illustrations of the Literary History of the Eighteenth Century ..., Volume 4

John Nichols - Authors, English - 1822
...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 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 Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine

Arminianism - 1879
...utterance of his closing days is well known : ' 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,...
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