Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Books Books
" 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
Full view - About this book

Outlines of Modern Farming, Volume 2

Robert Scott Burn - 1863
...there is truth in the doctrine of him who was not wont to write genially or kindly, that " he who can make two ears of corn or two blades of grass to grow...upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, will deserve better of mankind than the whole race of politicians put together/' let us not arrogate...
Full view - About this book

Gulliver's travels into several nations of the world. With a memoir of the ...

Jonathan Swift - 1864
...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." The learning of this people is very defective ; consisting only of morality, history, poetry, and mathematics,...
Full view - About this book

Eighty Years' Progress of the United States: From Revolutionary War to the ...

1864 - 569 pages
...improvement, and give a retrospective application to the sentiment of Dean Swift, that " Whoever has made two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, deserves better of mankind, and has done more essential service to his country, than the whole race...
Full view - About this book

Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1865 - 480 pages
...; And these have smaller still to bite 'em. And so proceed ad inftnitum. Poetry, a Rhapsody. And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two...country, than the whole race of politicians put together. Gullicer's Tracels. * As geographers crowd into the edges of their maps, parts of the world which they...
Full view - About this book

Gulliver's Travels Into Several Remote Regions of the World

Jonathan Swift, John Francis Waller - 1865 - 352 pages
...gunpowder. *' I have perused many of their books, especially those on history and morality.'' Page 161. his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn,...than the whole race of politicians put together.* * This aphorism has become celebrated, and is often quoted by statesmen and political economists. It...
Full view - About this book

The Ackworth reading book, being selections from the best English authors in ...

Ackworth sch - 1865
...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...blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to his country, than...
Full view - About this book

Dollar Monthly Magazine, Volumes 21-22

1865
...for her harshness. Ham lived many years, and Broadfoot was not the only Indian who felt his revenge. Whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of grdund, where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service...
Full view - About this book

Portraits of British Americans, Volume 2

Fennings Taylor, William Notman - 1867
...that whoever could make two ears of corn and two blades of grass to grow upon a spot of ground ivhere only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind...to his country than the whole race of politicians together." THE words extracted from Gulliver's travels, with which we have prefaced this sketch, conclusively...
Full view - About this book

Roses and Holly: A Gift-book for All the Year

1867 - 146 pages
...vanity. Whoever can make two ears of corn or two blades of grass grow where only one grew before, will deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service...country than the whole race of politicians put together. False happiness is like false money, it passes for a time as well as the true, and serves ordinary...
Full view - About this book

The Jefferson Image in the American Mind

Merrill D. Peterson - 1998 - 548 pages
...his opinion that whoever could make two ears of corn, or even two blades of grass grow upon a plot of ground where only one grew before would deserve...than the whole race of politicians put together." The praise of Jefferson by the votaries of science was not mistaken, though it was often given for...
Limited preview - About this book




  1. My library
  2. Help
  3. Advanced Book Search
  4. Download EPUB
  5. Download PDF