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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... "
Treasury of Thought: Forming an Encyclopædia of Quotations from Ancient and ... - Page 17
by Maturin Murray Ballou - 1894 - 579 pages
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Select British Classics, Volume 31

1803
...opinion with me, " that whoever could make two ears of com, or " two blades of grass, grow upon a fpot of ground " where only one grew before, would deserve...better " of mankind, and do more essential service to hie " country, than the whole race of politicians put toge" ther." Possessed with this idea, I have...
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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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A Compendium of Modern Husbandry: Principally Written During a ..., Volume 2

James Malcolm (land surveyor.) - 1805
...hint, and if by the propagation of his lordship's sentiments I can be an humble instrument in making two ears of corn, or two blades of grass to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, according to Dean Swift, I shall deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to my country,...
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Statistical Survey of the County of Kildare: With Observations on the Means ...

Thomas James Rawson - 1807 - 237 pages
...THE CONSIDERATION. AND BY DIRECTION or THE DUBLIN SOCIETY. BY THOMAS JAMES RAWSON, ES2. A MEMBER. " And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could...essential service to his country, than the whole race of politician* •' put together'" SWIFT. uOQQQOQ" DUBLIN: PRINTED BY GRAISBERRY AND CAMPBELL, 10, BACK-LANE,...
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The British Essayists;: Mirror

Alexander Chalmers - 1807
...been a favourite opinion with me, that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before,...than the whole race of politicians put together.' Possessed with this idea, I have Ion" bent my thoughts and study towards those inquiries which conduce...
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The British Essayists;: Mirror

Alexander Chalmers - 1807
...been a favourite opinion with me, that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before,...essential service to his country, than the whole race of pqhticians put together.' Possessed with this idea, I have long bent my thoughts and study towards...
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The Gleaner: A Series of Periodical Essays, Volume 3

Nathan Drake - 1811
...founded his noble system of attraction on observing an apple fall to the ground. It is Doctor Swift's opinion, that " whoever could make two ears of corn,...only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind than the whole race of politicians." This Mr. Baker can effect, my lord ; but, what is infinitely more...
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The Gleaner: A Series of Periodical Essays, Volume 3

Nathan Drake - 1811
...founded his noble system of attraction on observing an apple fall to the ground. It is Doctor Swift's opinion, that " whoever could make two ears of corn,...of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where only onegrew before, would deservebetter of mankind than the whole race of politicians." This Mr. Baker...
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The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D. ...: With Notes ..., Volume 9

Jonathan Swift - 1812
...determination 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...better of mankind, and do more essential service to hist country, than the whole race of politicians put together." The learning of this people is very...
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The Works of Jonathan Swift: Gulliver's travels. Directions to servants

Jonathan Swift, Walter Scott - 1814
...determination 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...to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew beore, would deserve better of mankind, and do "T>.«"*fu3.M±iLT"' '" '^'^'J'"8 country, than the...
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