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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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Environmental Soil Physics: Fundamentals, Applications, and Environmental ...

Daniel Hillel - 1998 - 771 pages
...for the early spring day 351/58 = 6.1 mm for the late spring day 459/58 = 7.9 mm for the summer day Whoever 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 do more essential service to his country...
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PrairyErth: (a Deep Map)

William Least Heat Moon - 1999 - 624 pages
...concentrates his mind wonderfully." Samuel Johnson, in Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson (1777) Whoever could make two ears of corn or two blades...country than the whole race of politicians put together. Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels (1726) The earth belongs in usufruct to the living. Thomas...
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The Spectacle of the Growth of Knowledge and Swift's Satires on Science

Beat Affentranger - 2000 - 194 pages
...gives Gulliver to understand that his principles were not those of science but of utility: The King "gave it for his Opinion; that whoever could make...than the whole race of Politicians put together." 409 It is to such practical and simple demands of utility that the Royal Society could not live up...
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Wild Fruits: Thoreau's Rediscovered Last Manuscript

Henry David Thoreau - 2001 - 411 pages
...Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels, "Voyage to Brobdingnag," chap. 7: "And [the King of Brobdingnag] gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two...than the whole race of politicians put together." . 346 169 The botanist refers . . . than an eastern one!: The source for this paragraph is Thoreau's...
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The Routledge Dictionary of Religious & Spiritual Quotations

Geoffrey Parrinder - 2000 - 218 pages
...which is £6,200, for which the Holy Name of God be praised! Samuel Pepys, Diary, 31 October 1666 16 He gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two...to his country than the whole race of politicians together. Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels, 'Voyage to Brobdingnag' (1726) 17 Where the heart was...
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Carbohydrates in Grain Legume Seeds: Improving Nutritional Quality and ...

C. L. Hedley - 2001 - 322 pages
...Contributors: Miroslav Griga, Georgina Kosturkova, Nickolay Kuchuk and Mladenka Ilieva-Stoilova And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two...country than the whole race of politicians put together. Gulliver's Travels, 'A Voyage to Brobdingnag', ch. 7 (1726) Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), Anglo-Irish...
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American Dreamer: The Life and Times of Henry A. Wallace

John C. Culver, John Hyde - 2001 - 608 pages
...they wrote anything about the corn plant, Wallace and Brown quoted from Gulliver's Travels: "And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two...his country, than the whole race of politicians put together."29 Or as Wallace himself put it near the end of his oral history, "Jesus took on himself...
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The Creation of the Modern World: The Untold Story of the British Enlightenment

Roy Porter, Former Professor of the Social History of Medicine Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine Roy Porter - 2000 - 727 pages
...agriculture published in four volumes between 1770 and 1772. The King of Brobdingnag memorably stated that 'whoever could make two Ears of Corn, or two...than the whole Race of Politicians put together'. 56 As well as thus serving political economy, agricultural improvement embodied the new relation between...
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The Creation of the Modern World: The Untold Story of the British Enlightenment

Roy Porter - 2000 - 727 pages
...agriculture published in four volumes between 1770 and 1772. The King of Brobdingnag memorably stated that 'whoever could make two Ears of Corn, or two...his Country, than the whole Race of Politicians put together'.56 As well as thus serving political economy, agricultural improvement embodied the new relation...
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Advances in Agronomy, Volume 74

2001 - 254 pages
...2000). The true meaning of agricultural intensification was best stated by Jonathan Swift7 who wrote, "Whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades...essential service to his country, than the whole race of 7.. 'Gulliver's Travels." politicians put together." In practical terms, it means careful stewardship...
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