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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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Carbohydrates in Grain Legume Seeds: Improving Nutritional Quality and ...

C. L. Hedley - 2001 - 322 pages
...Kuchuk Contributors: Miroslav Griga, Georgina Kosturkova, Nickolay Kuchuk and Mladenka Ilieva-Stoilova And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could...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
...Before 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...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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Dinner at the New Gene Café: How Genetic Engineering Is Changing What We Eat ...

Bill Lambrecht - 2001 - 383 pages
...them. 18 BIOTECH AND THE PARADOX OF PLENTY Whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before,...deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service for his country than the whole race of politicians put together. — The King of Brobdingnag; Gulliver's...
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Dinner at the New Gene Café: How Genetic Engineering Is Changing What We Eat ...

Bill Lambrecht - 2002 - 400 pages
...them. 18 BIOTECH AND THE PARADOX OF PLENTY Whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before,...deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service for his country than the whole race of politicians put together. —The King of Brobdingnag; Gulliver's...
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Progress in Botany, Volume 64

Karl Esser, Ulrich Lüttge, Wolfram Beyschlag, Frank Hellwig - 2002 - 536 pages
...Salzburg, Austria Photosynthesis. Carbon Metabolism: Quantification and Manipulation Grahame J. Kelly “And, he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could...than the whole race of politicians put together.” Jonathan Swift in Gulliver's Travels, ca. 1727 This review is dedicated to Professor Martin Gibbs on...
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Encyclopedia of Pest Management

David Pimentel, Ph.D. - 2002 - 931 pages
...Raleigh, North Carolina, USA 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...country, than the whole race of politicians put together. — Jonathan Swift, 1726 INTRODUCTION Pests — insects, nematodes, plant pathogens, and weeds —...
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A History of Irish Thought

Thomas Duddy - 2002 - 362 pages
...concerns; for basing his system of government on common sense, reason, and justice; and for being of the opinion that 'whoever could make two Ears of Corn,...only one grew before; would deserve better of Mankind . . . than the whole Race of Politicians put together' (135). Gulliver, in his belittled and peevish...
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