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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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Outlines of Modern Farming, Volumen2

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
...with some other obvious topics, which are not worth considering. 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." The learning of this people is very defective ; consisting only of morality,...
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Eighty Years' Progress of the United States: From Revolutionary War to the ...

1864 - 569 páginas
...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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Gulliver's Travels Into Several Remote Regions of the World

Jonathan Swift, John Francis Waller - 1865 - 352 páginas
...perused many of their books, especially those on history and morality.'' — Page 161. 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.* * This aphorism has become celebrated, and is often quoted by statesmen...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1865 - 480 páginas
...still to bite 'em. And so proceed ad inftnitum. Poetry, a Rhapsody. 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. Gullicer's Tracels. * As geographers crowd into the edges of their maps,...
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The Ackworth reading book, being selections from the best English authors in ...

Ackworth sch - 1865
...; with some other obvious topics which are not worth considering ; 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 one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to his country, than...
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Dollar Monthly Magazine, Volúmenes21-22

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, Volumen2

Fennings Taylor, William Notman - 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...essential service to his country than the whole race of politicians together." THE words extracted from Gulliver's travels, with which we have prefaced this...
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Portraits of British Americans, Volumen2

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 páginas
...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 to his country than the whole race of politicians put together. False happiness is like false money, it passes for a time as well as the...
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