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" It has been wisely said, that he who makes two blades of grass grow where but one grew before, is a public benefactor. "
The Missouri Yearbook of Agriculture: Annual Report - Page 222
by Missouri. State Board of Agriculture - 1869
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The New Monthly Magazine and Humorist, Volume 50

1837
...ornaments the cheapest. A third advantage is, that they are of all ornaments the most useful. If the man who makes two blades of grass grow where but one grew before has been defined to be a patriot, what honour shall be due to him who fills the uncultured surface...
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The Worcester Magazine and Historical Journal: Containing ..., Volume 1

1826
...of those of the human family, who lire in the vicinity ! There is no doubt it would succeed ; and if he, who makes two blades of grass grow, •where but one grew before, is worth more to mankind, than the whole race of politicians put together, the man, who should effect...
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The Worcester Magazine and Historical Journal, Volume 2

1826
...of those of the human family, who live in the vicinity ! There is no doubt it would succeed ; and if he, who makes two blades of grass grow, where but one grew before, is worth more to mankind, than the whole race of politicians put together, the man, who should effect...
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The Young Man's Guide

William Andrus Alcott - 1834 - 303 pages
...hereafter. Gaming is an evil, because, in the first place, it is a practice which produces nothing. He who makes two blades of grass grow where but one grew before, has usually been admitted to be a public benefactor ; for he is a producer. So is he who combines or...
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The Linwoods: Or, "Sixty Years Since" in America, Volume 1

Catharine Maria Sedgwick - 1835 - 944 pages
...sort of mountebank among the soldiers, merry himself and making others merry. If he is a benefactor who makes two blades of grass grow where but one grew before, Kisel certainly is, while he produces smiles where rugged toil and want have stamped a scowl of discontent."...
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The Linwoods: Or, "Sixty Years Since" in America, Volume 1

Catharine Maria Sedgwick - 1835
...sort of mountebank among the soldiers, merry himself, and making others merry. If he is a benefactor who makes two blades of grass grow where but one grew before, Kisel certainly is, while he produces smiles where rugged toil and want have stamped a scowl of discontent."...
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The Linwoods: Or, "Sixty Years Since" in America, Volume 1

Catharine Maria Sedgwick - 1835
...sort of mountebank among the soldiers, merry himself and making others merry. If he is a benefactor who makes two blades of grass grow where but one grew before, Kisel certainly is, while he produces smiles where rugged toil and want have stamped a scowl of discontent."...
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The Dublin Penny Journal, Volume 1

1832
...that you see disgracing and pestering their grounds. Now if it be true, as Swift says, that the man, who makes two blades of grass grow where but one grew before, is a benefactor to his country, surely the converse of the proposition may be stated as of equal verity,...
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The Exhibitions and Fairs of Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic ..., Volumes 1-5

Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association - 1837
...broken in the chain which bouhd us in dependence upon foreign countries for articles of necessity. If he who makes two blades of grass grow where but one grew before, is thought worthy of notice, equally so should he be who perfects the manufacture of any article, for...
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Standard Novels, Volume 7

1844
...sort of mountebank among the soldiers, merry himself, and making others merry. If be is a benefactor who makes two blades of grass grow where but one grew before, Kisel certainly is, while ho produces smiles where rugged toil and want have stamped a scowl of discontent."...
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