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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... "
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Humans and Other Animals in Eighteenth-century British Culture ...

Frank Palmeri - 2006 - 217 pages
...evil Genius, Enemy to Mankind, must have been the first Contriver." This is the same king who says, "whoever could make two Ears of Corn, or two Blades...grew before, would deserve better of Mankind, and do a more essential service to his Country, than the whole Race of Politicians put together."3 It is not...
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Strong Liberalism: Habits of Mind for Democratic Citizenship

Jason A. Scorza - 2008 - 270 pages
...Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels shares Bierce's antipolitical perspective when he declares, "And, he gave it for his Opinion, that whoever could make two...his Country, than the whole Race of Politicians put together."54 A heaping helping of antipolitical humor is ladled out every night by late-night comedians....
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Biowar I: Hunger

Mark Edwards - 2007 - 248 pages
...understanding of its feedstock; corn. 4. Corn, the Weapon of Choice? 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 Corn is a greedy...
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National Thought in Europe: A Cultural History

Joseph Theodoor Leerssen - 2006 - 312 pages
...passage in Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels (1726), where the wise King of Brobdingnag exclaims: 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 more...
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