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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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Proceedings of the 30th International Geological Congress. 1. Origin and ...

Hung-chen Wang, Hongzhen Wang, Borming Jahn, Shih-jung Mei - 1997 - 213 pages
...perspective when he said "...Whoever could make two ears of com or two blades of grass to grow upon a spot where only one grew before would deserve better of...than the whole race of politicians put together..."! I suspect the common reaction of most earth scientists to the issue of ensuring security of food supplies...
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Quantitative and Ecological Aspects of Plant Breeding

J. Hill, Heiko C. Becker, P.M. Tigerstedt - 1997 - 275 pages
...draft. Numerous improvements were made to the text as a result of his advice. JH HCB PMAT July 1997 And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could...country, than the whole race of politicians put together. (voyage to Brobdingnag, from Gulliver's Travels, by Jonathan Swift.) 1 Genetic foundations; the historical...
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The Science of Life: From Cells to Survival

Samuel Anthony Barnett - 1998 - 292 pages
...questions (and perhaps some answers) on human societies. CHAPTER 8 ECOLOGY: SPECIES LIVING TOGETHER Whoever could make two ears of corn or two blades...country than the whole race of politicians put together. JONATHAN SWIFT TO GET AN IDEA of the meaning of ecology, the reader is recommended to look around....
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Chancellor, I Present ...: A Collection of Convocation Citations Given at ...

Edward Baugh - 1998 - 125 pages
...epigraph to that scrapbook is a sentence from that most shrewd observer of mankind, Jonathan Swift: Whoever could make two ears of corn or two blades...country than the whole race of politicians put together. Chancellor, such a person stands before you now, namely Carlton Alexander. His success with the firm...
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The Jefferson Image in the American Mind

Merrill D. Peterson - 1998 - 548 pages
...his opinion that whoever could make two ears of corn, or even two blades of grass grow upon a plot of ground where only one grew before would deserve...than the whole race of politicians put together." The praise of Jefferson by the votaries of science was not mistaken, though it was often given for...
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Environmental Soil Physics: Fundamentals, Applications, and Environmental ...

Daniel Hillel - 1998 - 771 pages
...mm for the summer day Whoever could make two ears of corn or two blades of grass to grow upon a spot where only one grew before would deserve better of...country than the whole race of politicians put together. Jonathan Swift, 1667-1745 21. IRRIGATION AND WATER-USE EFFICIENCY INTRODUCTION Water constitutes the...
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PrairyErth: (a Deep Map)

William Least Heat Moon - 1999 - 624 pages
...concentrates his mind wonderfully." — Samuel Johnson, in Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson (1777) Whoever could make two ears of corn or two blades...country than the whole race of politicians put together. — Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels (1726) The earth belongs in usufruct to the living. — Thomas...
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The Spectacle of the Growth of Knowledge and Swift's Satires on Science

Beat Affentranger - 2000 - 194 pages
...gives Gulliver to understand that his principles were not those of science but of utility: The King "gave it for his Opinion; that whoever could make...than the whole race of Politicians put together." 409 It is to such practical and simple demands of utility that the Royal Society could not live up...
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Wild Fruits: Thoreau's Rediscovered Last Manuscript

Henry David Thoreau - 2001 - 411 pages
...Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels, "Voyage to Brobdingnag," chap. 7: "And [the King of Brobdingnag] gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two...than the whole race of politicians put together." . 346 • 169 The botanist refers . . . than an eastern one!: The source for this paragraph is Thoreau's...
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The Routledge Dictionary of Religious & Spiritual Quotations

Geoffrey Parrinder - 2000 - 218 pages
...which is £6,200, for which the Holy Name of God be praised! Samuel Pepys, Diary, 31 October 1666 16 He gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make...to his country than the whole race of politicians together. Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels, 'Voyage to Brobdingnag' (1726) 17 Where the heart was...
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