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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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1826
...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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The London Encyclopaedia: Or, Universal Dictionary of Science ..., Volume 21

Thomas Curtis - 1829
...Adrian 'fell : upon that fatal spot Our brother died. GrannUe. He that could make two ears of corn grow' upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind than the whole race of politicians. Swift. You graced the several parts of life, A spotless virgin,...
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The London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of ..., Part 1, Volume 21

Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)
...upon that fatal spot Our brother died. Grannllt. He that could make two ears of corn grow upon a tpot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind than the whole race of politicians. Surifi. You graced the several parts of life, A spotleis virgin,...
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The Geography System of Herodotus Examined and Explained, by a Comparison ...

James Rennell - 1830
...to Alexander's post on the Jaxartes, the sud3 " And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever would make TWO ears of corn, or TWO blades of grass, to...than the whole race of politicians put together." (SWIFT'S Gulliver's Travels.) den appearance of the ambassadors there proves, either that they could...
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Gulliver's Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World

Jonathan Swift - 1834 - 352 pages
...civil and criminal causes ; with some other obvious topics, which are not worth considering. 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, where only one grew before, would deserve...
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Selections from the Edinburgh Review: Comprising the Best ..., Volumes 3-4

Maurice Cross - 1835
...of the Dean's accuracy than of his point. The sentence is as follows : " And he (King of Brobdignag) "UN m I n between church and stale, (if that was in our author's contemplation, which we hardly think his words...
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the farmer's register, a monthly publication devoted to the improvement of ...

edmund ruffin - 1835
...Practice, SUfFOKT OF THE INTERESTS OF AGRICULTURE. EDMUND RUFFIIf, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. And be cave it for his opinion, " that whoever could make two...better of mankind, and do more essential service to bis country, than the whole race of politicians put together." Swift. VOL. II. SHEIiZiBAXTKS, VA. PUBLISHED...
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Selections from the Edinburgh Review: Comprising the Best Articles ..., Volume 2

Maurice Cross - 1835
...of the Dean's accuracy than of his point. The sentence is as follows : - And he (King of Brobdignag) gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two...ground, where only one grew before, would deserve beIter of mankind, and do roofr essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians...
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Selections from the Edinburgh Review: Comprising the Best ..., Volumes 3-4

Maurice Cross - 1835
...accuracy than of his point. The sentence is as follows : " And he (King of Brobdignag) gave it lor his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blade« of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground, where only one grew before, would deserve better of...
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The Farmers' Register, A Monthly Publication, Devoted to the Improvement of ...

Edmund Ruffin - 1838
...the Practice AHD SUPPORT OF THE INTERESTS EDMUND RUFFIN, EDITOR AMD PHOPRIETOK. And he gave it Tor his opinion," that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of gran, to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and...
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