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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... "
Treasury of Thought: Forming an Encyclopædia of Quotations from Ancient and ... - Page 17
1894 - 579 pages
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A Library of Famous Fiction: Embracing the Nine Standard Masterpieces of ...

English fiction - 1873 - 1065 pages
...determination of civil and criminal causes, with some other obvious topics, which are not worth considering. And he gave it for his opinion, " that whoever could...than the whole race of politicians put together."* The learning of this people is very defective ; consisting only in/ morality, history, poetry, and...
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A library of famous fiction, embracing the nine standard masterpieces of ...

Library - 1873
...determination of civil and criminal causes, with some other obvious topics, which are not worth considering. men, of whom I could not so much as see room to suppose...could make it rational, so much as to wish or expect The learning of this people is very defective ; consisting only in morality, history, poetry, and mathematics,...
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Extracts from various authors; and fragments of table-talk [ed. by E.L. Hussey].

Extracts - 1873
...poor work and poor pay, is fame,' said Mr. W» «.»»», in the last conversation I had with him. — He gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make...whole race of Politicians put together. — SWIFT, Gulliver s Voyage to Brobdingnag. Short is the time which every man lives, and small the nook of the...
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Transactions of the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society, Volume 11

Agriculture - 1873
...country, the sagacious monarch remarked, " Whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass>to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before,...country, than the whole race of politicians put together ;" and I hesitate not to give it as my opinion that the gentlemen who have devoted themselves in this...
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A Library of Famous Fiction: Embracing the Nine Standard Masterpieces of ...

English fiction - 1873 - 1065 pages
...are not worth considering. 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...before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more es- | sential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together."* The learning...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1874 - 778 pages
...bit. Cademts and Vanessa. The two noblest things, which are sweetness and light. Battle of the Boohs. And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could...country, than the whole race of politicians put together. Gulliver's Travels. Part n.Ch. vii. Voyage to Brobdingnag. He had been eight years upon a project for...
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Familiar quotations ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1875 - 864 pages
...food of fools ; Yet now and then your men of wit Will condescend to take a bit. Cadenus and Vanessa. And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could...to his country, than the whole race of politicians puttogether. Gulliver's Travels. Pt, ii. CA. vii. Voyage to Brobdingnag. He had been eight years upon...
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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1997 - 625 pages
...(1852-1940) US poet. "The Man with the Hoe," st. 1 , The Man with the Hoe and Other Poems ( 1 899). And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could...country, than the whole race of politicians put together. JONATHAN SWIFT, (1667-1745) Anglo-Irish satirist. Gulliver's Travels, "A Voyage to Brobdingnag," ch....
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Dream Reaper: The Story of an Old-Fashioned Inventor in the High-Tech, High ...

Craig Canine - Business & Economics - 1997 - 300 pages
...after a few moments. "We may use it someday. It could save us beaucoup bucks." HEREDITY AND HORSEPOWER Whoever could make two ears of corn or two blades...country than the whole race of politicians put together — Jonathan Swift, Gullivers Travels (1726) Oh, what a beauty she was There was nothing more beautiful...
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The Tyranny of Relativism: Culture and Politics in Contemporary English Society

Richard Hoggart - Social Science - 352 pages
...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,...country than the whole race of politicians put together. Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels, 172.6 So Mrs Thatcher's first government rode in on a wave, with...
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