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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 North British Review, Volume 4

1846
...gentleman, commemorated in the Voyage to Brobdignag, when unravelling his everlasting court intrigues, — " He gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make...than the whole race of politicians put together." Or, if we come to the Lowland towns, where dwelt the substantial burghers, plying the busy industry...
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A Complete Treatise on Practical Land-surveying: In All Its Departments ...

Anthony Nesbit - 1847 - 426 pages
...make two Ears of Corn, or two Blades of Grass, to grow upon the Spot where only one grew before, will deserve better of Mankind, and do more essential Service...than the whole Race of Politicians PUT TOGETHER." DEAN SWIFT. 3. " The Soil offers inexhaustible Resources ; which, when properly appreciated and employed,...
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Tytler's History of Scotland examined, a review [by P. Fraser].

lord Patrick Fraser - 1848
...his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn, or twobladesof grass, to grow upon a spotof ground where only one grew before, would deserve better...than the whole race of politicians put together." Or, if we come to the Lowland towns, where dwelt the substantial burghers, plying the busy industry...
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The American Farmer, and Spirit of the Agricultural Journals of the Day

Samuel Sands - 1848
...interest of $100 per acre. The remark of Swift, is peculiarly applicable to Col. CaBron: " Whoever makes two ears of corn, or two blades of grass to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, deserves better of mankiod, and does more essential service to his country, than the whole race of...
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An Essay on the Influence of Authority in Matters of Opinion

George Cornewall Lewis - 1849 - 424 pages
...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...than the whole race of politicians put together." — Ib., Brobdignag, p. 228. According to this last doctrine, an improving farmer would confer a greater...
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An Essay on the Influence of Authority in Matters of Opinion

Sir George Cornewall Lewis - 1849 - 424 pages
...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...his country, than the whole race of politicians put together."—Ib., Brobdignag, p. 228. According to this last doctrine, an improving farmer would confer...
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Notes and Queries, Volume 79

1889
...following, from Gulliver's ' Voyage to Brobdingnag/ part ii. chap. vi. , point in any way to it?— " And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could...better of mankind, and do more essential service to bis country, than the whole race of politicians put together." E, W. HACKWOOD. Dr. Johnson, in his...
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Cooper's Journal: Or, Unfettered Thinker and Plain Speaker for Truth ...

Thomas Cooper - 1850 - 476 pages
...criminal causes; with some other obvious topics, which are not worth considering. And he gave it for lib opinion, ' that whoever could make two ears of corn,...than the whole race of politicians put together.' " There is a commentary on the Art of Government, and a test for excellence of discovery, which —...
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Cooper's Journal: Or, Unfettered Thinker and Plain Speaker for Truth ...

Thomas Cooper - 1850
...criminal causes ; with some other obvious topics, which are not worth considering, And he gave it for bis opinion, ' that whoever could make two ears of corn,...than the whole race of politicians put together.' " There is a commentary on the Art of Government, and a test for excellence of discovery, which —...
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The Works of Jonathan Swift: Containing Interesting and Valuable ..., Volume 1

Jonathan Swift - 1850
...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 hiscountry, than the whole race of politicians put together.1' The learning of this people is very...
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