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" 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 seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of Truth... "
Space, Time and Gravitation: An Outline of the General Relativity Theory - Page 93
by Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington - 1921 - 218 pages
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The Analectic Magazine...: Comprising Original Reviews, Biography ..., Volume 2

Cooking - 1820
...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 monthly review

...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 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...
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Observations, Anecdotes, and Characters of Books and Men: Collected from ...

Joseph Spence, Edmond Malone - Authors, English - 1820 - 302 pages
...afterwards followed. — Lord Bolingbroke. NEWTON. 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...
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Observations, Anecdotes, and Characters, of Books and Men

Joseph Spence - Authors, English - 1820 - 302 pages
...afterwards followed. — Lord Bolingbroke. NEWTON. 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...
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The Plain Englishman [ed. by C. Knight and E.H. Locker].

Charles Knight - 1820
...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...
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The Mirror of literature, amusement, and instruction [ed. by T. Byerley ...

Thomas Byerley - 1823
...any sort of sustenance. NEWTON'S PHILOSOPHY. — Sir Isaac Newton, a little hefore he died, said, " I don't know what I may seem to the world, but, as to myself, I seem to have heen only like a boy playing on the sea shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother...
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The Oxford Entertaining Miscellany, Or, Weekly Magazine ..., Volume 1

1824
...the days of King Henry VII. Newton's Philosophy. — Sir I. Newton, shortly before his death, 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 $nd then finding a smoother pebble...
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Essay on instinct, and its physical and moral relations

Thomas Hancock - Instinct - 1824 - 551 pages
...he died; and which shows his modest opinion of himself and his discoveries in Natural Philosophy. " I dont 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...
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The Englishman's library [ed. by E. H. L.].

Englishman - 1824
...the benefits he had conferred upon science, he replied, " Alas ! I know not what I may have appeared to the world, but as to myself I seem to have been only like a child playing with pebbles on the sea shore, while the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered...
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Imaginary Conversations of Literary Men and Statesmen, Volume 2

Walter Savage Landor - American poetry - 1826
...miracle : Newton, like Barrow, had no feding or respect for poetry. CHATHAM. His words are these : " 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 seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble...
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