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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... "
Pamphlets on Conservation of Natural Resources - Página 24
1909
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The Tyranny of Relativism: Culture and Politics in Contemporary English Society

Richard Hoggart - 352 páginas
...time must lend themselves to their committal. Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, 1835-40 Whoever could make two ears of corn or two blades of grass grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind and do more...
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Quantitative and Ecological Aspects of Plant Breeding

J. Hill, Heiko C. Becker, P.M. Tigerstedt - 1997 - 275 páginas
...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 make two ears of corn, or two blades...essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together. (voyage to Brobdingnag, from Gulliver's Travels, by Jonathan Swift.) 1 Genetic...
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Chancellor, I Present ...: A Collection of Convocation Citations Given at ...

Edward Baugh - 1998 - 125 páginas
...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...essential service to his country than the whole race of politicians put together. Chancellor, such a person stands before you now, namely Carlton Alexander....
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The Science of Life: From Cells to Survival

Samuel Anthony Barnett - 1998 - 292 páginas
...questions (and perhaps some answers) on human societies. CHAPTER 8 ECOLOGY: SPECIES LIVING TOGETHER Whoever could make two ears of corn or two blades...essential service to his country than the whole race of politicians put together. JONATHAN SWIFT TO GET AN IDEA of the meaning of ecology, the reader is recommended...
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The Jefferson Image in the American Mind

Merrill D. Peterson - 1998 - 548 páginas
...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...essential service to his country than the whole race of politicians put together." The praise of Jefferson by the votaries of science was not mistaken, though...
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Environmental Soil Physics: Fundamentals, Applications, and Environmental ...

Daniel Hillel - 1998 - 771 páginas
...for the early spring day 351/58 = 6.1 mm for the late spring day 459/58 = 7.9 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 mankind and do more essential service to his country...
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PrairyErth: (a Deep Map)

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

Beat Affentranger - 2000 - 194 páginas
...understand that his principles were not those of science but of utility: The King "gave it for his Opinion; that whoever could make two Ears of Corn, or two Blades...essential Service to his Country than the whole race of Politicians put together." 409 It is to such practical and simple demands of utility that the Royal...
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The Routledge Dictionary of Religious & Spiritual Quotations

Geoffrey Parrinder - 2000 - 218 páginas
...the Holy Name of God be praised! Samuel Pepys, Diary, 31 October 1666 16 He gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn or two blades...essential service to his country than the whole race of politicians together. Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels, 'Voyage to Brobdingnag' (1726) 17 Where the...
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Wild Fruits: Thoreau's Rediscovered Last Manuscript

Henry David Thoreau - 2001 - 411 páginas
...Travels, "Voyage to Brobdingnag," chap. 7: "And [the King of Brobdingnag] gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn or two blades...essential service to his country than the whole race of politicians put together." . 346 • 169 The botanist refers . . . than an eastern one!: The source...
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