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" It has been said that he who makes two blades of grass grow where only one grew before is a benefactor to his species. "
The Young Man's Guide - Page 159
by William Alexander Alcott, William Andrus Alcott - 1834 - 142 pages
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Encyclopędia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences ..., Volume 7

Francis Lieber, Edward Wigglesworth, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1831
...quantity "of grain ; on the contrary, every one consents to the praise bestowed, by Johnson, upon the man who makes two blades of grass grow where only one grew before. And an improvement in machinery, whereby the same labor will produce twice the quantity of cloth, is...
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Wales illustrated, views engr. from drawings by H. Gastineau, accompanied by ...

1830
...lost in expressions of admiration. " A philosopher has said," says a modern tourist, " ' that the man who makes two blades of grass grow, where only one grew before, is greater than the greatest hero.' If this be true, Mr. Johnes must rank before all the conquerors in...
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ENCYCLOPEDIA AMERICANA

FRANCIS LIEBER, EDITOR - 1831
...quantity of grain ; on the contrary, every one consents to the praise bestowed, by Johnson, upon the man who makes two blades of grass grow where only one grew before. And uu improvement in machinery, whereby the same labor will produce twice the quantity of cloth, is...
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Three years' results of the Farthinghoe clothing society

Francis Litchfield - Art - 1832
...the county, Farthinghoe is nowone of the most orderly. It is said, a man deserves well of his country who makes two blades of grass grow where only one grew before ; for my own part I aspire to the credit of making a labourer wear twke his former quantity of linen,...
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Cambrian Quarterly Magazine and Celtic Repertory, Volume 5

Wales - 1833
...again whereon the army stood The concise expression of a most humane and benevolent wish: for certainly he who makes two blades of grass grow where only one grew before, is a greater benefactor to his country than the most renowned conqueror that ever lived, from Alexander...
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An introductory lecture: delivered before the Brooklyn Lyceum, November 7, 1833

History - 1833 - 32 pages
...as literary and scientific pursuits : for if it has been justly said, that " he who makes two spires of grass grow, where only one grew before, is a benefactor to mankind," with much more propriety may that man be deemed a public benefactor, who teaches a single...
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The Farmer's Magazine

Agriculture - 1847
...late Mr. Coke and the present Lord Leicester. If any man deserves well of his country it is that man who makes two blades of grass grow where only one grew before. Norfolk has contributed largely to this good work ; and other counties, I am happy to fay, are following...
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The Miscellaneous Writings: Literary, Critical, Juridical, and Political of ...

Joseph Story - Law - 1835 - 527 pages
...the capital stock of human enjoyment, we may well indulge in selfcongratulation. It has been said, that he, who makes two blades of grass grow, where only one grew before, deserves to be reckoned among the benefactors of mankind. And it has been justly said ; because he...
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the farmer's register, a monthly publication devoted to the improvement of ...

edmund ruffin - 1835
...their farms; and few of our tables are supplied with the choicest varieties of fruit. It has been said that he, who makes two blades of grass grow where only one grew before, deserves well of hie country. It may be as truly said of him who plants a good orchard, or introduces...
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The Republic of Letters: A Weekly Republication of Standard Literature, Volume 6

English literature - 1836
...assume as the creed of their philosophical belief a foolish saying of some not very wise author, " That he who makes two blades of grass grow where only one grew before, is the greatest benefactor to his species." With these persons the noblest employment of human intellect...
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