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" 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... "
The Stranger in France: Or, A Tour from Devonshire to Paris - Page 273
by Sir John Carr - 1806 - 288 pages
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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 put together," have...
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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 politicians put together*."...
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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 put together. The...
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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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Select British Classics, Volume 31

English literature - 1803
...been a favourite opinion with me, " that whoever could make two ears of com, or " two blades of grass, grow upon a fpot of ground " where only one grew before, would deserve better " of mankind, and do more essential service to hie " country, than the whole race of...
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Prose

James Gates Percival - Literature - 1826
...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 effential fervice to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together. The...
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Encyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge

Encyclopaedia Perthensis - 1806
...covered every part of it with plantations or fpcti of flowers. Guard. — He that cou'd make two ears of corn grow upon a fpot of ground where only one grew before, would dcfer»e better of mankind than the whol^ race of politicians. Swift. 5. Any particular place. —...
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