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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:30
AUTHOR:Jonathan Swift (1667–1745)
QUOTATION: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 of Politicians put together.
ATTRIBUTION:JONATHAN SWIFT, “A Voyage to Brobdingnag,” Gulliver’s Travels, part 2, pp. 119–20, in The Prose Works of Jonathan Swift, ed. Herbert Davis, vol. 11 (1941).
SUBJECTS:Agriculture
 
 
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