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" 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 lay all undiscovered before me. "
The Dayspring - Página 87
1872
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English Grammar: The English Language in Its Elements and Forms

William Chauncey Fowler - 1884
...myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself with now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell...than ordinary, while the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me. — Sir ISAAC NEWTON. 6. Higher, higher still we climb Up the mount of glory,...
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Force and Matter: Or, Principles of the Natural Order of the Universe. With ...

Ludwig Büchner - 1884 - 512 páginas
...we have been but like children, playing on the sea-shore, and picking up here and there a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, while the great ocean of truth lies all undiscovered before us. Thus, then, the most sanguine hopes for the future are justified by...
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Statistical report

1884
...like a boy playing on the sea shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or prettier shell than ordinary, while the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me." Education not only inspires modesty in the mind of its possessor, but sharpens,...
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Journal: Appendix. Reports, Volumen2

California. Legislature - 1885
...like a boy playing on the sea shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or prettier shell than ordinary, while the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me." Education not only inspires modesty in the mind of its possessor, but sharpens,...
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Genius in Sunshine and Shadow

Maturin Murray Ballou - 1886 - 309 páginas
...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...than ordinary, while the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me." Scott was very little tainted with vanity; indeed, he wrote in his diary that...
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Dictionary of National Biography, Volumen12

Leslie Stephen - 1887
...preserved Newton's famous comparison of himself to ' a boy playing on the sea-shore and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier...than ordinary, while the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.' Tumor's book also contains Conduitt's minute of a remarkable conversation...
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Christian Thought: Lectures and Papers on Philosophy, Christian ..., Volumen7

1890
...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...than ordinary, while the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me." Higher still can we go: " Beloved, now are we children of God, and it is not...
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A Stem Dictionary of the English Language: For Use in Elementary Schools

John Kennedy - 1890 - 282 páginas
...have been only like a boy, playing on the sea-shore, and diflerftng myself in finding now and then a pebble, or a prettier shell than ordinary, while the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.— Sir Isaac Newton. "I have heard frequent use," said the late Lord Sundwich,...
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Advanced Lessons in English Grammar: For Use in Higher Grammar Classes

William Henry Maxwell - 1891 - 334 páginas
...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...than ordinary, while the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me. — Sir Isaac Newton. »j'HH: ADVERB. 436. DEFINITION. — An adverb is a word...
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HANDY -BOOK OF LITERARY CURIOSITIES

WILLIAM S WALSH - 1892
...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...than ordinary, while the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me." Precisely the same simile may be found in Justus Lipsius (see Notes and Queries,...
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