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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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Gulliver's Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World, in Four Parts

Jonathan Swift, John Mitford - 1856 - 419 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...than the whole race of politicians put together."! * It was more than hinted \)j the tories, that the House of Brunswick lntended to make use of the standing...
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Quarterly Review, Volume 103

1858
...markets. This great advance in arable farming took its rise in Norfolk. The king of Brobdingnag gave it as his opinion, ' that whoever could make two ears of...than the whole race of politicians put together.' This passage might have been written upon Lord Townshend, who retired in 1730 from public affairs,...
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The Quarterly Review

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - 1858
...markets. This great advance in arable farming took its rise in Norfolk. The king of Brobdingnag gave it as his opinion, ' that whoever could make two ears of corn or two blades of grass to grow upon a spot a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserre better of mankind and do more essential...
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The North American Review, Volume 89

Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge - 1859
...edition. Cincinnati : Moore, Wilstach, Keys, & Co. 1855. IT was the King of Brobdignag who avowed the opinion, " that whoever could make two ears of corn...than the whole race of politicians put together." Whatever may be said of politicians, there can be no doubt that the scientific farmer is a public benefactor....
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Agriculture of Maine: Annual Report of the Secretary of ..., Volume 4, Part 1859

Maine. Board of Agriculture - 1859
...markets. This great advance in arable farming took its rise in Norfolk. The king of Brobdignag gave it as his opinion, " that whoever could make two ears of...essential service to his country than the whole race of politician!) put together." This passage might have been written upon Lord Townsend, who retired in...
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Temple Bar, Volume 79

George Augustus Sala, Edmund Yates - 1887
...grave. Swift thought so, at least, and Swift's thoughts are generally worth some regard ; " and he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two...than the whole race of politicians put together." t That something then at least the world owes to Macaulay even he allows, in whose nostrils the very...
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Gardener's & Farmer's Reason why ...

Robert Kemp Philp - 1860 - 330 pages
...SEPARATELY, FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF AGRICULTURAL READERS. " 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. CONTENTS. Early History of British Agrculture Plants and Fruits Native to Great Britain...
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Half-hours of translation, or Extracts from the best British and American ...

Alphonse Mariette - 1860
...opinion, il declara1t 6tre d'avi*. were not in the case, lorsqu'il ne s'ag1ssait pas d'un ennemi ou " 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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Transactions of the New-York State Agricultural Society for the ..., Volume 21

New York State Agricultural Society - 1862
...did not intend, give new and lasting significance to the opinion of the fabled king of Brobdignag, " that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades...than the whole race of politicians put together." RENSSELAER. BP JOHNSON, ESQ. : Secretary State Agricultural Society. SIK I have to submit to you...
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Chambers's Edinburgh journal, conducted by W. Chambers ..., Volume 17

Chambers's journal - 1862
...grass, grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, deserves better of mankind, and does more essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together. The farmer has indeed a great mission to fulfil, and if, for a time, he did not rise to the height...
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