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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. "
City Club Bulletin - Page 2
1915
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The Free Speaker: A New Collection of Pieces for Declamation, Original as ...

William Bentley Fowle - Readers - 1859 - 356 pages
...patriotism of the soldier ; but, sir, I trust the time is not far distant when men will see that he who makes two blades of grass grow where only one grew before, is a greater patriot than he who lays waste whole districts, and tramples under foot the blessed gifts...
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The National Review, Volume 17

Richard Holt Hutton, Walter Bagehot - Periodicals - 1863 - 580 pages
...the wealth, the health, and the happiness of hie fellow-men augmented. It is an old saying, that " he who makes two blades of grass grow where only one grew before, deserves well <jf his country," and the truth of the proverb is not confined to the improved cultivation...
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National Review, Volume 17

Great Britain - 1863 - 584 pages
...the wealth, the health, and the happiness of his fellow-men augmented. It is an old saying, that " he who makes two blades of grass grow where only one grew before, deserves well of his country," and the truth of the proverb is not Confined to the improved cultivation...
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The Harvest of the Sea: A Contribution to the Natural and Economic History ...

James Glass Bertram - Fish-culture - 1865 - 578 pages
...time. I need not say any more on this part of my suhject. If the man is a benefactor to his country who makes two blades of grass grow where only one grew before, what shall be said of the man who introduces to us a new food-fish ? Were we better acquainted with the natural...
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A Guide to Spain

Henry George O'Shea - 1865 - 718 pages
...who removes a link of that heavy chain that clogs trade is a greater benefactor to mankind than he who makes two blades of grass grow where only one grew before. But, alas ! there are no Peels in Spain ; no Adam Smiths ( Vives is always cited, but !) ; no Cobden...
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Why the mill was stopped; or, Evil overcome with good

Why - 1866 - 108 pages
...and others bitten off; yet a few days sun and rain would obliterate all traces of the evil. " If he who makes two blades of grass grow where only one grew before, is a public benefactor," said Deacon Herman when they had been over the field, " I don't know what...
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Addresses and Speeches on Various Occasions: 1852-1867

Robert Charles Winthrop - History - 1867 - 756 pages
...crop, when there is so precarious a market for what it yields already ? Who can style him a benefactor who makes two blades of grass grow where only one grew before, when the result of such a process must be to diminish the chances of remuneration to the laborer, and...
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The Contemporary Review, Volume 8

Great Britain - 1868 - 658 pages
...PEAHD, MD, LL.B. Edinburgh : Edmonston and Douglas. 1868. IF that man be a benefactor to his country who makes two blades of grass grow where only one grew before, what shall be said of the man who enables us to raise illimitable supplies of food from that which has been absolutely...
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The Contemporary Review, Volume 8

Great Britain - 1868 - 656 pages
...PEARD, MD, LL.B. Edinburgh : Edmonston and Douglas. 1868. IF that man bo a benefactor to his country who makes two blades of grass grow where only one grew before, what shall be said of the man who enables us to raise illimitable supplies of food from that which has been absolutely...
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The American Friend, Volume 2

Society of Friends - 1868 - 392 pages
...important one, and not less so to the physician than to the statesman and philanthropist. If "the man who makes two blades of grass grow where only one grew before, is a public benefactor," still more is he to be regarded as such, who is in any way instrumental in...
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