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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... "
Extracts from various authors; and fragments of table-talk [ed. by E.L. Hussey]. - Page 133
by Extracts - 1883 - 217 pages
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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...
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Gulliver's travels into several nations of the world. With a memoir of the ...

Jonathan Swift - 1864
...of 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,...
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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...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1865 - 480 pages
...prey ; 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...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...
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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...
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The Ackworth reading book, being selections from the best English authors in ...

Ackworth sch - 1865
...of 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...
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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...
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Portraits of British Americans, Volume 2

Fennings Taylor - 1867
...cheer for Gulliver. Let us show our appreciation of his opinions by directly or indirectly persuading " two ears of corn or two blades of grass to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before." The late Honorable Adam Fergusson, besides being a Scotch gentleman, a racy whig and a genial friend,...
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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...
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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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