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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... "
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The Works of Dr. Jonathan Swift ...

Jonathan Swift - 1757
...And he gave it tor his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grafs, to grow upon a fpot of ground where only one grew before, would deferve better of mankind, and do more eflential fervice to his country, than the whole race of politicians...
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The Works ...: With the Author's Life and Character, Notes [etc ..., Volume 4

Jonathan Swift - English literature - 1761
...And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grafs, to grow upon a fpot of ground where only one grew before, would deferve better ofman» kind, and do more etTential fervice to his country, than the whole race of politicians...
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The Works of Dr. Jonathan Swift, Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin, Volume 2

Jonathan Swift, John Hawkesworth, Deane Swift - 1768
...And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grafs, to grow upon a fpot of ground where only one grew before, would deferve better of mankind, and do more cflential fervice to his country, than the whole race of politicians...
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The Batchelor: Or Speculations of Jeoffry Wagstaffe, Esq, Volume 3

1773 - 359 pages
...Doctor Swift's opinion, -" that whoever «' could make two ears of corn, or two blades of " grafs to grow upon a fpot of ground where only " one grew before, would deferve better of man" kind than the whole race of politicians." This Mr. Baker can effect, my lord;...
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Essays from The Batchelor, in Prose and Verse by the Authors of the Epistle ...

Jeoffrey Wagstaffe - 1773
...Doctor Swift's opinion, " that whoever !** could make two ears of corn, or two blades •*' of grafs to grow upon a fpot of ground "*' where only one grew before, would deferve •" better of mankind that the whole race off •" politicians." This Mr. Baker can effect,...
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Essays Relating to Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Volume 1

James Anderson - Agriculture - 1777
...And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two cars of corn, or two blades of grafs, to grow upon a fpot of ground, where only one grew before, would deferve better of mankind, and do more eifcntial fervice to his country, than the whole race of politicians...
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The Statistical Account of Scotland: Drawn Up from the ..., Volume 17

Sir John Sinclair - Scotland - 1796
...beauty of the place. Swift obferves, " whoever could make two ears of corn, or two " blades of grafs to grow, upon a fpot of ground where only " one grew before, would deferve better of mankind, and "'do more eflential fervlce to his country, than the wliole /'race of...
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Modern Agriculture, Or, The Present State of Husbandry in Great ..., Volume 4

James Donaldson - Agriculture - 1796 - 3 pages
...who, who, agreeing with Swift, " that whoever could make two ears of corn or two blades of grafs to grow upon a fpot of ground where only one grew before, would deferve better of mankind, and do more effenual fervice to his country, than the whole race of politicians...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose

Vicesimus Knox - English prose literature - 1797
...And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make tivo ears of corn, or two blades of grafs, to grow upon a fpot of ground where only one grew before, would deferve better of mankind, and do more effential fervice to his country, than the whole race of politicians...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose ..., Volume 2

1797 - 1120 pages
...And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two budes of grafs, to grow upon a fpot of ground where only one grew before, would oefervc better of mankind, and do more clVential fervicc to his country, than the whole race of politicians...
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