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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... "
Cooper's Journal: Or, Unfettered Thinker and Plain Speaker for Truth ... - Page 316
edited by - 1850
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A voyage to Lilliput

Jonathan Swift - 1726 - 199 pages
...a Spot of Ground wherb only one grew before, would deferve better of Mankind, and do more eflential Service to his Country than the whole Race of Politicians put together. • .... r..•". : *. .» THE Learning of this People is very defective, confifting only in Morality,...
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Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World: In Four Parts. By Lemuel ...

Jonathan Swift - 1742 - 351 pages
...Spot of Ground where only one grew before,, would deferve better of Mankind, and do more effential Service to his Country, than the -whole Race of Politicians put together. The Learning of this People is very defective, confiding only in Morality, Hiftory, Poetry, and Mathematics,...
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The Works of Jonathan Swift, Volume 3

Jonathan Swift - 1743
...a Spot of Ground where only one grew before ; would deferve better of Mankind, and do more efiemial Service to his Country, than the whole Race of Politicians put together. THE Learning of this People is very defective -, confiding only in Morality, Hiftory, Poetry and Mathematicks;...
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Proposals for Enriching the Principality of Wales: Humbly Submitted to the ...

Giraldus (Cambrensis.) - 1755 - 35 pages
...Spot of Ground where only one grew before, will " dcferve better of Mankind, and do more eflential Service to his " Country than the whole Race of Politicians put together." Hoc opus, hoe fadiutn Farm prapercmUs Si Patria: vylumat, Ji nob'u invert tori, LONDON: > 3 Ov THE...
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Miscellaneous Works of the Late Dr. Arbuthnot, Volume 1

John Arbuthnot - 1770
...Spot of Ground, where only One grew before, would deferve better of Mankind, and do more effectual Service to his Country, than the whole Race of Politicians put together." Thefe, and feveral other PafTages in this Rook difcover Abundance of the Spirit and good Senfe of the...
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General View of the Agriculture of the North Riding of Yorkshire: Drawn Up ...

John Tuke, Board of Agriculture (Great Britain) - 1800 - 355 pages
...TUKE, LAND - SURVEYOR. " and he gave it for his opinion, that whoever " could make two ears of com, or two blades of grass, to grow upon " a spot of ground...than " the whole race of politicians put together." LONDON: ; PRINTED BY B.MCM1LLAN, BO W-STREET, COVENT-OARDEN, PRINTER TO HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCE...
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The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D., Dean of St. Patrick's ..., Volume 6

Jonathan Swift - 1801
...criminal causes; with some other obvious topicks, which are not worth considering. And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn,...country, than the whole race of politicians put together. The learning of this people is very defective : consisting only in morality, history, poetry, and mathematicks,...
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The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D., Dean of St. Patrick's ..., Volume 6

Jonathan Swift - 1801
...of corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground, where only one grew before, vvould deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service...country, than the whole race of politicians put together. The learning of this people is very defective : consisting only in morality, history, poetry, and mathematicks,...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 48

1828
...accuracy than of his point. The sentence is as follows : ' Andhe (King of Brobdingnag) gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn,...than the whole race of politicians put together.' < species of trial.' One who understood Christianity far better, as he practised its precepts more...
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Swiftiana ...

Charles Henry Wilson - 1804
...corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where only one L a grew 148 SWIFTIANA. grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and...than the whole race of politicians put together." CLII. NEW SYSTEMS OF NATURE. New systems of nature are but new fashions, which will vary in every age;...
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