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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
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Literature and Science: Social Impact and Interaction

John H. Cartwright, Brian Baker - 2005 - 471 pages
...to end here is Swift's voice of the king of the Brobdingnags in Gulliver's second journey : And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two...country, than the whole race of politicians put together. (Part II, Chap vii, p. 113) It is too difficult to resist the observation that in the centuries that...
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Ideas for Development

Robert Chambers - 2012 - 288 pages
...(Government of Kenya, 1962, p1), to quote Gulliver's report of the views of the King of Brobdignag: And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two...country than the whole race of politicians put together (Swift, 1 726, Chapter 7). For the issues are less simple: they include whether, with the same resources,...
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Running the World: The Inside Story of the National Security Council and the ...

David Rothkopf - 2009 - 304 pages
...their old boy network. Certainly, almost any American today would find some truth in the observation that "whoever could make two ears of corn or two blades...than the whole race of politicians put together." 1 There are many tiny threads, some invisible, all surprisingly strong, that bind modern Gullivers....
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The Economic Development of the British Overseas Empire, Volume 2

L. C. A. Knowles, Lilian Charlotte Anne Knowles, Charles Matthew Knowles - 2005 - 648 pages
...achieved their greatest triumph. If His Majesty of Brobdingnag expressed a sound opinion when he declared that " whoever could make two ears of corn, or two...than the whole race of politicians put together," l then Dr. Charles Saunders, of the Central Experimental Farm at Ottawa, deserves to rank as one of...
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Running the World: The Inside Story of the National Security Council and the ...

David Rothkopf - 2005 - 554 pages
...their old boy network. Certainly, almost any American today would find some truth in the observation that "whoever could make two ears of corn or two blades...his country than the whole race of politicians put together."1 There are many tiny threads, some invisible, all surprisingly strong, that bind modern...
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Presenting and Representing Environments

Graham Humphrys, Michael Williams - 2005 - 218 pages
...the eighteenth century that the essential servant of his country and of mankind would be the man who "could make two ears of corn or two blades of grass...upon a spot of ground where only one grew before", and there was often a regional identification (the county was seen as an important unit) of the waste...
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Handbook of Chemical Technology and Pollution Control

Martin B. B. Hocking - 2006 - 830 pages
..."Statistical Yearbook of China." Hong Kong, 1981. AMMONIA, NITRIC ACID AND THEIR DERIVATIVES . . . whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades...to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew hefore, would . . . do more essential service to this country, than the whole race of politicians put...
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America's Environmental Report Card: Are We Making the Grade?

Harvey Blatt - 2006 - 272 pages
...waste that is incinerated will probably grow. Soil, Crops, and Food Whoever could make two ears of corn to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind than the whole race of politicians put together. —Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels Food ranks with...
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Pushing to the Front, Volume 1

Orison Swett Marden - 2005 - 460 pages
...allows, Does well, acts nobly, angels could do no more. YOUNG. " Whoever can make two ears of corn, two blades of grass to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before," says Swift, " would deserve better of mankind and do more essential service to his country than the...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - 2006 - 1067 pages
...to crawl upon the Surface of the Earth. Gulliver's Travels "A Voyage to Brobdingnag" ch. 6 (1726) 12 Gulliver's Travels "A Voyage to Brobdingnag" ch. 7 (1726) 13 He replied, That I must needs be mistaken,...
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