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" Give a man the secure possession of a bleak rock, and he will turn it into a garden ; give him a nine years' lease of a garden, and he will convert it into a desert. "
Principles of political economy: with some of their applications to social ... - Page 273
by John Stuart Mill - 1899
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Travels during the years 1787, 1788, and 1789: undertaken more ..., Volume 1

Arthur Young - Technology & Engineering - 1792 - 566 pages
...fenfe to afk the caufe : the enjoyment of property mufl have done it. Give a man the fecure poffeiTion of a bleak rock, and he will turn it into a garden ; give him a nine years leafe of a garden, and he will convert it into a delert. To Montadier, over a rough mountain covered...
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Travels in the Kingdom of France

Arthur Young - Agriculture - 1793
...fenfe to alk the caufe : the enjoyment of property muft have done it. Give a man the fecure pofleflion of a bleak rock, and he will turn it into a garden ; give him a nine years leafe of a garden, and he will convert it into a defert. To Montadier, over a rough mountain covered...
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A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and ..., Volume 4

John Pinkerton - Voyages and travels - 1809
...fenfe to aik the cauie : the enjoyment of property muft have done it. Give a man the fecure poflefllon of a bleak rock, and he will turn it into a garden ; give him a nine year's leafe of a garden, and he will convert it into a defert. To Montadiér over a rough mountain...
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British Farmer's Magazine, Issue 80

Agriculture - 1880
...not refrain from quoting the well-known words which Arthur Young wrote to long ;uu as 17S9 : — " Give a man the secure possession of a bleak rock and...turn it into a garden ; give him a nine years' lease o( a garden aud he will turn it into a desert. The magic of property turns sand into gold." He was...
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The Principles of Population: And Their Connection with Human ..., Volume 2

Sir Archibald Alison - Population - 1840
...of a bleak rock, and he will turn it into a , • Tour in France, Vol. ip 407. t Ibid. Vol. ip 37. garden : give him a nine years lease of a garden, and he will convert it into a desert."* The beneficial effects of property, therefore, in improving the industrious habits of the persons who obtain...
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The Principles of Population: And Their Connection with Human ..., Volume 2

Sir Archibald Alison - Population - 1840
...would be a disgrace to common sense to ask the cause : the enjoyment of FRO. PEIITY must have done it. Give a man the secure possession of a bleak rock, and he will turn it into a • Tour in France, \7o\. ip 407. f Ibid. Vol. ip 37. garden : give him a nine years lease of a garden,...
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Hansard's Parliamentary Debates

Thomas Curson Hansard - Great Britain - 1846
...Young, in his Tour in France, observes — " Give a man the secure possession of .1 bleak rock, and lie will turn it into a, garden ; give him a nine years' lease of a garden, and ho will convert it into a desert." It is admitted, that where the landlord is resident and the estate...
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Competence in a Colony Contrasted with Poverty at Home: Or, Relief to ...

1848 - 28 pages
...possession of c capital is most attractive in : America. So just is the remark of Mr. Arthur Young, " Give a man the secure possession of a bleak rock,...garden, and he will convert it into a desert." The amount of land sales in the United States during ten years has averaged more than one million and a...
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The conditions and prospects of Ireland

Jonathan Pim - 1848
...would be a disgrace to common sense to ask " the cause : the enjoyment of property must have " done it. Give a man the secure possession of a " bleak rock,...a garden, and " he will convert it into a desert." One other instance is adduced, of a country which a short time since suffered the worst evils of the...
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The condition and prospects of Ireland: and the evils arising from the ...

Jonathan Pim - History - 1848 - 354 pages
...would be a disgrace to common sense to ask " the cause : the enjoyment of property must have " done it. Give a man the secure possession of a " bleak rock,...a garden, and " he will convert it into a desert." One other instance is adduced, of a country which a short time since suffered the worst evils of the...
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