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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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Half-hours of translation, or Extracts from the best British and American ...

Alphonse Mariette - 1860
...lorsqu'il ne s'ag1ssait pas d'un ennemi ou " 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." No law of that country must exceed in words the number of letters in their alphabet, which consists...
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Transactions of the New-York State Agricultural Society for the ..., Volume 21

New York State Agricultural Society - 1862
...did not intend, give new and lasting significance to the opinion of the fabled king of Brobdignag, " that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades...than the whole race of politicians put together." RENSSELAER. BP JOHNSON, ESQ. : Secretary State Agricultural Society. SIK — I have to submit to you...
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Outlines of modern farming, Volume 2

Robert Scott Burn - 1863
...there is truth in the doctrine of him who was not wont to write genially or kindly, that " he who can make two ears of corn or two blades of grass to grow...upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, will deserve better of mankind than the whole race of politicians put together/' let us not arrogate...
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Gulliver's travels into several nations of the world. With a memoir of the ...

Jonathan Swift - 1864
...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." The learning of this people is very defective ; consisting only of morality, history, poetry, and mathematics,...
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Eighty Years' Progress of the United States: From Revolutionary War to the ...

1864 - 569 pages
...improvement, and give a retrospective application to the sentiment of Dean Swift, that " Whoever has made two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, deserves better of mankind, and has done more essential service to his country, than the whole race...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1865 - 480 pages
...him prey ; And these have smaller still to bite 'em. And so proceed ad inftnitum. Poetry, a Rhapsody. And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could...country, than the whole race of politicians put together. Gullicer's Tracels. * As geographers crowd into the edges of their maps, parts of the world which they...
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Gulliver's Travels Into Several Remote Regions of the World

Jonathan Swift, John Francis Waller - 1865 - 352 pages
...gunpowder. *' I have perused many of their books, especially those on history and morality.'' — Page 161. his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn,...than the whole race of politicians put together.* * This aphorism has become celebrated, and is often quoted by statesmen and political economists. It...
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The Ackworth reading book, being selections from the best English authors in ...

Ackworth sch - 1865
...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...blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to his country, than...
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Dollar Monthly Magazine, Volumes 21-22

1865
...for her harshness. Ham lived many years, and Broadfoot was not the only Indian who felt his revenge. Whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of grdund, where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service...
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Portraits of British Americans, Volume 2

Fennings Taylor - 1867
...that whoever could make two ears of corn and two blades of grass to grow upon a spot of ground ivhere only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind...to his country than the whole race of politicians together." THE words extracted from Gulliver's travels, with which we have prefaced this sketch, conclusively...
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