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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 Farmers' Register, Volume 6

Edmund Ruffin - 1838
...bis opinion, "that whoever could make two cars of corn, or two bladee of gram, to grow upon a epot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, ami do more essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together." Swift....
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The Farmers' Register, Volume 7

Edmund Ruffin - 1839
...and comfort, connect our interest, and even our existence with theirs." The opinion, "that whosoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and would do more essential service to...
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Corn-law Fallacies, with the Answers

Thomas Perronet Thompson - 1839 - 80 pages
...long been considered as an incontrovertible proposition, and approaching to the nature of an axiom, " That whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, to prow upon a spot, where only one had grown before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential...
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The Farmers' Register, 1841

Edmund Ruffin - 1841
...apothegm be true, " that he who causes two ears of corn, or two blades of erase, to grow where hut one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service lo his country, than the whole race of politicians taken together,1' then the claims of our politicians...
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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 7

1846
...commemorated in the Voyage to Brobdignag, when unravelling his everlasting court intrigues, " He gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two...than the whole race of politicians put together." Or, if we come to the Lowland towns, where dwelt the substantial burghers, plying the busy industry...
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The Living Age, Volume 289

1916
...cultivator of the soil. Swift, with his fine satire, made the King of Brobdingnag express to Gulliver the opinion, "that whoever could make two ears of corn,...than the whole race of politicians put together." The increase has been effected, but the men whose scientific work has led to it are mostly unknown...
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The Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 7

1846
...commemorated in the Voyage to Brobdignag, when unravelling his everlasting court intrigues, " He gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two...than the whole race of politicians put together." Or, if we come to the Lowland towns, where dwelt the substantial burghers, plying the busy industry...
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The North British review, Volume 4

1846
...commemorated in the Voyage to Brobdignag, when unravelling his everlasting court intrigues, " He gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two...than the whole race of politicians put together." Or, if we come to the Lowland towns, where dwelt the substantial burghers, plying the busy industry...
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A Complete Treatise on Practical Land-surveying: In All Its Departments ...

Anthony Nesbit - 1847 - 426 pages
...for all : the King himself is served by the field." ECCLES. CHAP. V., and 9th VERSE. 2. " Whoever can make two Ears of Corn, or two Blades of Grass, to grow upon the Spot where only one grew before, will deserve better of Mankind, and do more essential Service...
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The American Farmer, and Spirit of the Agricultural Journals of the Day

Samuel Sands - 1848
...interest of $100 per acre. The remark of Swift, is peculiarly applicable to Col. CaBron: " Whoever makes two ears of corn, or two blades of grass to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, deserves better of mankiod, and does more essential service to his country, than the whole race of...
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