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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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THE FARMERS MAGAZINE

ARCHIBALD CONSTABLE AND CO. - 1814
...mankind are more indebted to a ' single, very industrious cultivator of die soil, than to all the pro." opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn,...to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew be" fore r would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential ser" vice to his country, than the...
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The British Essayists: Guardian

James Ferguson - 1819
...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 long bent my thoughts and study towards those inquiries which conduce...
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The Edinburgh magazine, and literary miscellany, a new series of ..., Volume 5

1819
...proof that thispatriotic prince agrees in the opinion of the King of Brobdignag, that " whoever can make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where only one (Dr Kennie might say where none)grew before, deserves better of mankind, and does more essential service...
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The Mirror: A Periodical Paper Published in Edinburgh in the Years ..., Volume 1

1822
...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 long bent my thoughts and study towards those inquiries which conduce...
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The British Essayists: With Prefaces Biographical, Historical ..., Volumes 33-34

Lionel Thomas Berguer - 1823
...been a favourite opinion with me, " that whoever could make two ears of com, 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 long bent my thoughts and study towards those inquiries which conduce...
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Mirror

Lionel Thomas Berguer - 1823
...been a favourite opinion with me, " that whoever could make two ears of com, 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 long bent my thoughts and study towards those inquiries which conduce...
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The Edinburgh Magazine and Literary Miscellany, Volume 84

1819
...proof that this patriotic prince agrees in the opinion of the King of Brobdignag, that " whoever can make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where only one (Dr Kennie might say where none) grew before, deserves betterof mankind, and does more essential service...
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Prose

1826
...termination of civil and criminal caufes ; with fome other obvious topics, which are not worth confidering. And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grafs, to grow upon a fpot of ground where only one grew before, would deferve better of mankind, and...
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The Geography System of Herodotus Examined and Explained, by a Comparison ...

James Rennell - 1830
...to Alexander's post on the Jaxartes, the sud3 " And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever would make TWO ears of corn, or TWO blades of grass, to...than the whole race of politicians put together." (SWIFT'S Gulliver's Travels.) den appearance of the ambassadors there proves, either that they could...
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Gulliver's Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World

Jonathan Swift - 1834 - 352 pages
...are not worth considering. 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,...before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more < service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together. The learning of this people...
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