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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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Tytler's History of Scotland examined. A review. [By Patrick Fraser, Lord ...

Patrick Fraser Tytler, Patrick FRASER (Lord Fraser.) - 1848 - 246 pages
...commemorated in the Voyage to Brobdignag, when unravelling his everlasting court intrigues,—" He gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn, or twobladesof grass, to grow upon a spotof ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of...
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An Essay on the Influence of Authority in Matters of Opinion

George Cornewall Lewis - 1849 - 424 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...than the whole race of politicians put together." — Ib., Brobdignag, p. 228. According to this last doctrine, an improving farmer would confer a greater...
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An Essay on the Influence of Authority in Matters of Opinion

Sir George Cornewall Lewis - 1849 - 424 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...his country, than the whole race of politicians put together."—Ib., Brobdignag, p. 228. According to this last doctrine, an improving farmer would confer...
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Notes and Queries

1889
...following, from Gulliver's ' Voyage to Brobdingnag/ part ii. chap. vi. , point in any way to it?— " And he gave 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." E, W. HACKWOOD. Dr. Johnson, in his...
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Cooper's Journal: Or, Unfettered Thinker and Plain Speaker for Truth ...

1850 - 476 pages
...criminal causes; with some other obvious topics, which are not worth considering. And he gave it for lib opinion, ' that whoever could make two ears of corn,...than the whole race of politicians put together.' " There is a commentary on the Art of Government, and a test for excellence of discovery, which —...
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Cooper's Journal: Or, Unfettered Thinker and Plain Speaker for Truth ...

Thomas Cooper - 1850
...criminal causes ; with some other obvious topics, which are not worth considering, And he gave it for bis opinion, ' that whoever could make two ears of corn,...than the whole race of politicians put together.' " There is a commentary on the Art of Government, and a test for excellence of discovery, which —...
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The Works of Jonathan Swift: Containing Interesting and Valuable ..., Volume 1

Jonathan Swift - 1850
...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...better of mankind, and do more essential service to hiscountry, than the whole race of politicians put together.1' The learning of this people is very...
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Transactions of the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society, Volume 3

Wisconsin State Agricultural Society - 1854
...mouth of the royal Brobdignagian — a gigantic and barbaric king sixty feet high, the following words: "Whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades...than the whole race of politicians put together." This is a noble maxim. It estimates the worth of men by the substantial good which they do — by the...
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Annual Report of the Secretary of the Board of Agriculture, Volume 29

Massachusetts. State Board of Agriculture - 1882
...times. He gave it as his opinion, that " whoever would 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." QUESTION. When you have got your ground ready to seed to grass, and have not got thirty-five loads...
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British Farmer's Magazine

1855
...not fail. Swift wrote that be who made two ears of wheat grow where only one grew before, did more service to his country than the whole race of politicians put together ; and at a time when the population wag increasing at such an astonishing rate, while there was but...
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