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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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Portraits of British Americans, Volume 2

Fennings Taylor - 1867
...cheer for Gulliver. Let us show our appreciation of his opinions by directly or indirectly persuading " two ears of corn or two blades of grass to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before." The late Honorable Adam Fergusson, besides being a Scotch gentleman, a racy whig and a genial friend,...
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Roses and Holly: A Gift-book for All the Year

1867 - 146 pages
...vanity. Whoever can make two ears of corn or two blades of grass grow where only one grew before, will deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service...country than the whole race of politicians put together. False happiness is like false money, it passes for a time as well as the true, and serves ordinary...
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Treasury of Choice Quotations

Treasury - 1869 - 458 pages
...lies nothing but sandy deserts full of wild beasts and unapproachable bogs. — PLUTARCH. Theseits. And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could...country, than the whole race of politicians put together. Gu:liver's Travels. Bread is the staff of life. T.,ieafa Tub. WILLIAM CONGREVE. 1669-1729. A /T USIC...
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Choice Specimens of English Literature: Selected from the Chief English ...

Thomas Budd Shaw, William Smith - 1869 - 477 pages
...good sense, and good nature, were not rated, because they -would not bear the charge of collecting. He gave it for his opinion that whoever could make two ears of corn or two blades of grass grow where only one grew before, would deserve better of his mankind, and do more essential service...
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Revenue of the United States: Official Report [for 1869]

United States. Special Commissioner of the Revenue, 1866-1870 - 1870 - 143 pages
...equality of burdens and benefits is violated. In Gulliver's Voyage to Brobdingnag occurs this passage: "And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could...than the whole race of politicians put together." The Commissioner leaves it to his readers to make the application. WOOL AND WOOLLENS. In March, 18G7,...
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Travels of Lemuel Gulliver into several remote regions of the world.

Jonathan Swift - 1871 - 383 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." The learning of this people is very defective; consisting only of morality, history, poetry, and mathematics,...
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The Young scholar, Volume 1

1872
...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...country, than the whole race of politicians put together. About this time I had strong longings to be delivered from this strange country, and to revisit the...
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The people's history of Cleveland and its vicinage

George Markham Tweddell - 1872
...children. There have been kings farther wrong than that of Brobdingnag, who, according to DEAN SWIFT,* "gave it for his opinion, ' that whoever could make...than the whole race of politicians put together.' " (Which was especially true of the corrupt placemen and place-hunters of SWIFT'S^ day, when great...
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Speeches on Political Questions [1850-1868]

George Washington Julian - 1872 - 472 pages
...been a policy of systematic improvidence and spoliation. Every one remembers the saying of Dean Swift, that " whoever could make two ears of corn or two...his country, than the whole race of politicians." Has not our government supplied a new and striking commentary on this saying in sporting with one of...
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Gulliver's Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World

Jonathan Swift - 1872 - 431 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...ground, where only one grew before, would deserve bettei of mankind, and do more essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians...
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