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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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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 48

1828
...of the Dean's accuracy than of his point. The sentence is as follows : ' Andhe (King of Brobdingnag) gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two...than the whole race of politicians put together.' < species of trial.' One who understood Christianity far better, as he practised its precepts more...
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Select British Classics, Volume 31

1803
...opinion with me, " that whoever could make two ears of com, or " two blades of grass, grow upon a fpot of ground " where only one grew before, would deserve...better " of mankind, and do more essential service to hie " country, than the whole race of politicians put toge" ther." Possessed with this idea, I have...
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Swiftiana ...

Charles Henry Wilson - 1804
...corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where only one L a grew 148 SWIFTIANA. grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and...than the whole race of politicians put together." CLII. NEW SYSTEMS OF NATURE. New systems of nature are but new fashions, which will vary in every age;...
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A Compendium of Modern Husbandry: Principally Written During a ..., Volume 2

James Malcolm (land surveyor.) - 1805
...hint, and if by the propagation of his lordship's sentiments I can be an humble instrument in making two ears of corn, or two blades of grass to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, according to Dean Swift, I shall deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to my country,...
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A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...

Samuel Johnson - 1805
...wkh. plantations or ipnti of flowers. Guardij*. He that could make two ears of corn grow upon a ifot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind than ' (be whole race of politicians. Swift. r. Any particular place. I would be busy in the world,...
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Statistical Survey of the County of Kildare: With Observations on the Means ...

Thomas James Rawson - 1807 - 237 pages
...CONSIDERATION, AND BY DIRECTION 4ft THE DUBLIN SOCIETY. BY THOMAS JAMES EAWSON, ESQ. A MEMBER. ' And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two...essential service to his country, than the whole race of politician* " put together." Swirr. DUBLIN: PRINTED BY- GRAISBERRY AND CAMPBELL, 10, BACK-LANE, PRINTERS...
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The British Essayists;: Mirror

Alexander Chalmers - 1807
...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,...than the whole race of politicians put together.' Possessed with this idea, I have Ion" bent my thoughts and study towards those inquiries which conduce...
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The British Essayists;: Mirror

Alexander Chalmers - 1807
...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,...essential service to his country, than the whole race of pqhticians put together.' Possessed with this idea, I have long bent my thoughts and study towards...
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The Gleaner: A Series of Periodical Essays, Volume 3

Nathan Drake - 1811
...founded his noble system of attraction on observing an apple fall to the ground. It is Doctor Swift's opinion, that " whoever could make two ears of corn,...only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind than the whole race of politicians." This Mr. Baker can effect, my lord ; but, what is infinitely more...
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The Gleaner: A Series of Periodical Essays, Volume 3

Nathan Drake - 1811
...founded his noble system of attraction on observing an apple fall to the ground. It is Doctor Swift's opinion, that " whoever could make two ears of corn,...of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where only onegrew before, would deservebetter of mankind than the whole race of politicians." This Mr. Baker...
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