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" And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to his country, than the whole race... "
Notes and Queries - Page 456
1900
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A voyage to Lilliput

Jonathan Swift - 1726 - 199 pages
...a Spot of Ground wherb only one grew before, would deferve better of Mankind, and do more eflential Service to his Country than the whole Race of Politicians put together. • .... r..•". : *. .» THE Learning of this People is very defective, confifting only in Morality,...
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Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World: In Four Parts. By Lemuel ...

Jonathan Swift - 1742 - 351 pages
...and. xriminal Caufes ; with fome : other obvious Topics, which are not worth confidering. And, he. gave it for his Opinion, that whoever could make two Ears of Corn, or two Blades of Grafs, to grow upon a Spot of Ground where only one grew before,, would deferve better of Mankind,...
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The Works of Jonathan Swift, Volume 3

Jonathan Swift - 1743
...Civil and Criminal Caufes ; with fome other obvious Topicks which are not worth confidering. And, he gave it for his Opinion ; that whoever could make two Ears of Corn, or two Blades of Grafs to grow upon a Spot of Ground where only one grew before ; would deferve better of Mankind, and...
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The Miscellaneous Works of the Late Dr. Arbuthnot, Volume 1

John Arbuthnot - 1751 - 312 pages
...are not in the Cafe : P. 129. And that whoever-could make two Ears of Corn, or two B!ades-of Grafs, -to grow upon a '.Spot of Ground, where only one grew before, would deferve better of Mankind, and do more effectual Servicfe to his Country, than the whole Race of Politicians...
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Proposals for Enriching the Principality of Wales: Humbly Submitted to the ...

Giraldus (Cambrensis.) - 1755 - 35 pages
...Spot of Ground where only one grew before, will " dcferve better of Mankind, and do more eflential Service to his " Country than the whole Race of Politicians put together." Hoc opus, hoe fadiutn Farm prapercmUs Si Patria: vylumat, Ji nob'u invert tori, LONDON: > 3 Ov THE...
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The Works of Dr. Jonathan Swift ...

Jonathan Swift - 1757
...criminal caufes; with fome other obvious topics, which are not worth confidering. And he gave it tor his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grafs, to grow upon a fpot of ground where only one grew before, would deferve better of mankind, and...
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The Works ...: With the Author's Life and Character, Notes [etc ..., Volume 4

Jonathan Swift - 1761
...civil and criminal caufes ; with fome other obvious topics, which are not worth confidering. And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grafs, to grow upon a fpot of ground where only one grew before, would deferve better ofman» kind,...
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The Works of Dr. Jonathan Swift, Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin, Volume 2

Jonathan Swift - 1768
...civil and criminal caufes ; with fome other obvious topics, which are not worth confidering. And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grafs, to grow upon a fpot of ground where only one grew before, would deferve better of mankind, and...
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Miscellaneous Works of the Late Dr. Arbuthnot, Volume 1

John Arbuthnot - 1770
...is meant by Secrets of Stafe, where an Enemy, or fomeEival Nation are not in the Cafe: P. i29. And that whoever could make Two Ears of Corn, or Two Blades of Grafs, to grow upon a Spot of Ground, where only One grew before, would deferve better of Mankind,...
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The Batchelor: Or Speculations of Jeoffry Wagstaffe, Esq. Vol. III.

1773 - 359 pages
...founded his noble fyftem of attraction on obferving an apple fall to the ground. It is Doctor Swift's opinion, -" that whoever «' could make two ears of corn, or two blades of " grafs to grow upon a fpot of ground where only " one grew before, would deferve better of man" kind...
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