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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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Pushing to the Front, Volume 1

Orison Swett Marden - 2005 - 460 pages
...corn, two blades of grass to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before," says Swift, " would deserve better of mankind and do more essential...than the whole race of politicians put together." CHAPTER XII CONCENTRATED ENERGY This one thing I do,— ST. PAWL The one prudence in life is concentration...
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Humans and Other Animals in Eighteenth-century British Culture ...

Frank Palmeri - 2006 - 217 pages
...evil Genius, Enemy to Mankind, must have been the first Contriver." This is the same king who says, "whoever could make two Ears of Corn, or two Blades...grew before, would deserve better of Mankind, and do a more essential service to his Country, than the whole Race of Politicians put together."3 It is not...
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Strong Liberalism: Habits of Mind for Democratic Citizenship

Jason A. Scorza - 2008 - 270 pages
...of Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels shares Bierce's antipolitical perspective when he declares, "And, he gave it for his Opinion, that whoever could...his Country, than the whole Race of Politicians put together."54 A heaping helping of antipolitical humor is ladled out every night by late-night comedians....
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National Thought in Europe: A Cultural History

Joseph Theodoor Leerssen - 2006 - 312 pages
...wise King of Brobdingnag exclaims: That whoever could make two Ears of Corn, or two Blades of Grass grow upon a Spot of Ground, where only one grew before;...his Country, than the whole Race of Politicians put together.79 By the later eighteenth century, Patriotism will be a stand-in term for Republicanism,...
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