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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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Essays from The Batchelor, in Prose and Verse by the Authors of the Epistle ...

1773
...founded •his noble fyftem of attraction on obferving an «pple 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 mankind...
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no. 37-74, June 1, 1779-Jan. 22, 1780

1781
...Duke et decorum eji pro p atria mori. HOR. S i R, IT has always been a favourite opinion with me, " that, whoever could make two ears " of corn, or two blades of grafs grow upon " a fpot of ground, where only one grew be*' fore, would deferve better of mankind,...
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The Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D., Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin ..., Volume 5

Jonathan Swift, John Hawkesworth - 1784
...and criminal caufes ; with fome other obvious topics, which, are not worth confidering. And he gave h 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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Modern Agriculture, Or, The Present State of Husbandry in Great ..., Volume 4

James Donaldson - 1796 - 3 pages
...laudable of all purfuits, that of the improvement of their eftates ; who, who, agreeing with Swift, " 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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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose ..., Volume 2

1797 - 1120 pages
...civil and criminal caufcs ; with fame 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 budes of grafs, to grow upon a fpot of ground where only one grew before, would oefervc better of mankind,...
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General View of the Agriculture of the North Riding of Yorkshire: Drawn Up ...

John Tuke, Board of Agriculture (Great Britain) - 1800 - 355 pages
...TUKE, LAND - SURVEYOR. " and he gave it for his opinion, that whoever " could make two ears of com, or two blades of grass, to grow upon " a spot of ground...than " the whole race of politicians put together." LONDON: ; PRINTED BY B.MCM1LLAN, BO W-STREET, COVENT-OARDEN, PRINTER TO HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCE...
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General View of the Agriculture of the North Riding of Yorkshire: Drawn Up ...

John Tuke, Board of Agriculture (Great Britain) - 1800 - 355 pages
...ERAT TON OF THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE AND INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT. BY JOHN TUKE, LAND - SURVEYOR. " and he gave it for his opinion, that whoever " could make two ears of com, or two blades of grass, to l;row upon " a spot ot ground where only one grew before, would deserve...
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The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D., Dean of St. Patrick's ..., Volume 6

Jonathan Swift - 1801
...civil and criminal causes; with some other obvious topicks, which are not worth considering. And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two...country, than the whole race of politicians put together. The learning of this people is very defective : consisting only in morality, history, poetry, and mathematicks,...
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The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D., Dean of St. Patrick's ..., Volume 6

Jonathan Swift - 1801
...civil and criminal causes ; with some other obvious topicks, which are not worth considering. And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two...upon a spot of ground, where only one grew before, vvould deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to his country, than the whole race...
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The British Essayists: The Lounger

Alexander Chalmers - 1802
...MIRROR. Duke el decorum est pro patria fort. HOR. SIR, IT has always been a favourite opinion with me, ' that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two * blades of grass, grow upon a spot of ground where ' only one grew before, would deserve better of ' mankind, and do...
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