Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Books Books
" 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
Full view - About this book

Notes and Queries

1889
...following, from Gullivers ' Voyage to Brobdingnag,' part ii. chap, vi., point in any way to it ? — "And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of gram, to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and...
Full view - About this book

Transactions of the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society, Volume 3

Wisconsin State Agricultural Society - 1854
...mouth of the royal Brobdignagian — a gigantic and barbaric king sixty feet high, the following words: "Whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades...than the whole race of politicians put together." This is a noble maxim. It estimates the worth of men by the substantial good which they do — by the...
Full view - About this book

Annual Report of the Secretary of the Board of Agriculture, Volume 29

Massachusetts. State Board of Agriculture - 1882
...times. He gave it as his opinion, that " whoever would 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." QUESTION. When you have got your ground ready to seed to grass, and have not got thirty-five loads...
Full view - About this book

Gulliver's Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World, in Four Parts

Jonathan Swift, John Mitford - 1856 - 419 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."! * It was more than hinted \)j the tories, that the House of Brunswick lntended to make use of the standing...
Full view - About this book

Quarterly Review, Volume 103

1858
...markets. This great advance in arable farming took its rise in Norfolk. The king of Brobdingnag gave it as his opinion, ' that whoever could make two ears of...than the whole race of politicians put together.' This passage might have been written upon Lord Townshend, who retired in 1730 from public affairs,...
Full view - About this book

The Quarterly Review

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - 1858
...markets. This great advance in arable farming took its rise in Norfolk. The king of Brobdingnag gave it as his opinion, ' that whoever could make two ears of corn or two blades of grass to grow upon a spot a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserre better of mankind and do more essential...
Full view - About this book

The North American Review, Volume 89

Jared Sparks, James Russell Lowell, Edward Everett, Henry Cabot Lodge - 1859
...edition. Cincinnati : Moore, Wilstach, Keys, & Co. 1855. IT was the King of Brobdignag who avowed the opinion, " that whoever could make two ears of corn...than the whole race of politicians put together." Whatever may be said of politicians, there can be no doubt that the scientific farmer is a public benefactor....
Full view - About this book

Agriculture of Maine: Annual Report of the Secretary of ..., Volume 4, Part 1859

Maine. Board of Agriculture - 1859
...markets. This great advance in arable farming took its rise in Norfolk. The king of Brobdignag gave it as his opinion, " that whoever could make two ears of...essential service to his country than the whole race of politician!) put together." This passage might have been written upon Lord Townsend, who retired in...
Full view - About this book

Temple Bar, Volume 79

George Augustus Sala, Edmund Yates - 1887
...into his grave. Swift thought so, at least, and Swift's thoughts are generally worth some regard ; " and he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could...than the whole race of politicians put together." t That something then at least the world owes to Macaulay even he allows, in whose nostrils the very...
Full view - About this book

Gardener's & Farmer's Reason why ...

Robert Kemp Philp - 1860 - 330 pages
...SEPARATELY, FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF AGRICULTURAL READERS. " AND HE GAVE IT FOR HIS OPINION, THAT WHOEVER WOULD MAKE TWO EARS OF CORN, OR TWO BLADES OF GRASS, TO...THE WHOLE RACE OF POLITICIANS PUT TOGETHER." SWIFT. CONTENTS. Early History of British Agrculture — Plants and Fruits Native to Great Britain — Fitzherbert's...
Full view - About this book




  1. My library
  2. Help
  3. Advanced Book Search
  4. Download EPUB
  5. Download PDF