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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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The Guernsey and Jersey Magazine, Volumes 3-4

1837
...fitness, intelligence, or length of service. It has been said, and truly said, that a man who can make two blades of grass grow, where only one grew before, is a benefactor to the human r»ce. This amounts to a recognition of the aristocracy of labour, but »bo, among our statesmen,...
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British Farmer's Magazine, Volume 1

Agriculture - 1837
...of agriculture, and in the language of one who was no mean judge of human action, ' honour the man who makes two blades of grass grow, where only one grew before,' or more particularly regard him, the same important object in view, the promotion of agriculture, dispensing,...
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The Mechanic and Chemist: A Magazine of the Arts and Sciences

Science
...immediate and certain effect of good machinery, is an increase of production. It is said, that he that makes two blades of grass grow where only one grew before, is a benefactor to his race. la not he who can produce cloth for five sulta of clothes, where only one was produced before,...
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New-York Review and Quarterly Church Journal, Volume 8

1841
...performing on this matter a work of the highest interest to the farming community and all the people. He who makes " two blades of grass grow where only one grew before," is a public benefactor. Indeed, the economical geology of this section deserves much praise. The Hudson...
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The Farmers' Register, 1841

Edmund Ruffin - 1841
...be beneficially used lo fructify the country through which i hey pass. If a blesding awaits the man who makes two blades of grass grow where only one grew before, the irrigator will be ihrice blesl ; lor well watered land will produce at least Ihree limes as much...
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Transactions of the New-York State Agricultural Society for the ..., Volume 29

New York State Agricultural Society - Agriculture - 1870
...of New York is $80,000,000, and in New England it is $70,000,000. The remark has so often been made that " he who makes .two blades of grass grow where only one grew before, is a great public benefactor," that the phrase has become proverbial. In view of the facts just stated,...
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A memoir of the Union, and the agitations for its repeal. By an Irish ...

William Bullen (solicitor.) - 1843
...only are required in England."* When we remember the remarkable expression of Johnson, that " the man who makes two blades of grass grow where only one grew before, was a greater benefactor to the human race than all the politicians that ever existed;" Ireland, thus...
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The Cultivator, A Monthly Journal to Agriculture, Horticulture, Floriculture ...

Luther Tucker - 1844
...1844. GIDEON >'•• SMITH. INTRODUCTION OF SPANISH SHEEP. " Honor to whom honor is due." The man who " makes two blades of grass grow where only one grew before," is, proverbially, a public benefactor—seeing that his example may benefit others, and stimulate millions...
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The Cultivator, Volume 1

Agriculture - 1844
...pretends to describe insects INTRODUCTION OF SPANISH SHEEP. " Honor to whom honor is due." The man who " makes two blades of grass grow where only one grew before," is, proverbially, a public beneactor — seeing that his example may benefit others, and stimulate millions...
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Bob Norberry; or, Sketches from the note book of an Irish reporter, ed. by ...

Bob Norberry (fict.name.) - 1846
...foreign country, they make it fructify — they circulate it at home. It has been said that the man who makes two blades of grass grow where only one grew before, is a benefactor to his country ; but the man who circulates two shillings in his native land where only one circulated before, is still...
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