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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... "
Notes and Queries - Page 143
1889
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General View of the Agriculture of the North Riding of Yorkshire: Drawn Up ...

John Tuke, Board of Agriculture (Great Britain) - Agriculture - 1800 - 355 pages
...TUKE, LAND - SURVEYOR. " and he gave it for his opinion, that whoever " could make two ears of com, or two blades of grass, to grow upon " a spot of ground...better " of mankind, and do more essential service to his country, than " the whole race of politicians put together." LONDON: ; PRINTED BY B.MCM1LLAN, BO...
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General View of the Agriculture of the North Riding of Yorkshire: Drawn Up ...

John Tuke, Board of Agriculture (Great Britain) - Agriculture - 1800 - 355 pages
...opinion, that whoever " could make two ears of com, or two blades of grass, to l;row upon " a spot ot ground where only one grew before, would deserve better " of mankind, and do more essential service to his country, t " the whole race of politicians put together." LONDON: PRINTED BT B. M'MILLAN, BOW-STREET,...
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The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D., Dean of St. Patrick's ..., Volume 6

Jonathan Swift - 1801
...determination of civil and criminal causes; with some other obvious topicks, which are not worth considering. And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could...better of mankind, and do more essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together. The learning of this people is very defective...
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The British Essayists: The Lounger

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1802
...a favourite opinion with me, ' that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two * blades of grass, grow upon a spot of ground where ' only one grew before,...better of ' mankind, and do more essential service tp his ' country, than the whole race of politicians put ' together.' Possessed with this idea, I have...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 48

1828
...of the Dean's accuracy than of his point. The sentence is as follows : ' Andhe (King of Brobdingnag) gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two...better of mankind, and do more essential service to his country than the whole race of politicians put together.' < species of trial.' One who understood...
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Select British Classics, Volume 31

English literature - 1803
...opinion with me, " that whoever could make two ears of com, or " two blades of grass, grow upon a fpot of ground " where only one grew before, would deserve...better " of mankind, and do more essential service to hie " country, than the whole race of politicians put toge" ther." Possessed with this idea, I have...
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Swiftiana ...

Charles Henry Wilson - Authors, Irish - 1804
...corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where only one L a grew 148 SWIFTIANA. grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together." CLII. NEW SYSTEMS OF NATURE. New systems...
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A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...

Samuel Johnson - English language - 1805
...wkh. plantations or ipnti of flowers. Guardij*. He that could make two ears of corn grow upon a ifot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind than ' (be whole race of politicians. Swift. r. Any particular place. I would be busy in the world,...
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Statistical Survey of the County of Kildare: With Observations on the Means ...

Thomas James Rawson - Agriculture - 1807 - 237 pages
...THE CONSIDERATION. AND BY DIRECTION or THE DUBLIN SOCIETY. BY THOMAS JAMES RAWSON, ES2. A MEMBER. " And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could...better of mankind, and do more " essential service to his country, than the whole race of politician* •' put together'" SWIFT. uOQQQOQ" DUBLIN: PRINTED...
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The British Essayists;: Mirror

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1807
...been a favourite opinion with me, that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before,...better of mankind, and do more essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together.' Possessed with this idea, I have Ion"...
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