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" He who makes two blades of grass to grow where only one grew before is a benefactor of the race. "
The Missouri Yearbook of Agriculture: Annual Report - Page 212
by Missouri. State Board of Agriculture - 1869
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Plainfield Bicentennial: A Souvenir Volume Comprising the Speeches ...

Plainfield (Conn.) - 1899 - 122 pages
...material advancement Plainfield has made during my short life. It has been well said that "he who causes two blades of grass to grow where only one grew before" is a public benefactor. What shall be said then of our patient, brave and able forefathers and foremothers...
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The Chautauquan: A Weekly Newsmagazine. [Official Publication of Chautauqua ...

1899
...universe recognizes the principle so clearly stated by Don Quixote when he said that any man who makes two blades of grass to grow where only one grew before is a benefactor of his race. Anything that will multiply the earning power of human hands ; anything that...
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Transactions of the National Association of Cotton Manufacturers, Issue 67

National Association of Cotton Manufacturers (U.S.) - 1899
...what it is in many of the cities and towns of the United States. We are told that the man who causes two blades of grass to grow where only one grew before, is a benefactor to the human race. Well, I suppose it is equally true that he who causes two bolls of...
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Solaris Farm: A Story of the Twentieth Century

Milan C. Edson - 1900 - 447 pages
...not live to see mature ; let us consider carefully the significance of the fact, that he who causes two blades of grass to grow where only one grew before, is counted a public benefactor. Judged by the same standard, he who causes two trees to grow where only...
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Truck-farming at the South: A Guide to the Raising of Vegetables for ...

A. Oemler - 1900 - 274 pages
...lady-bug been mistaken for the parent of the plant-lice, and been pitilessly destroyed? If he that makes two blades of grass to grow, where only one grew before, is a benefactor to mankind, he that protects both from needless destruction, is not less a benefactor...
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Transactions of the Mississippi Valley Medical Association, Volume 2

1900
...presented in the cause of humanity in benefactions that have lessened human misery. "He that causeth two blades of grass to grow where only one grew before is a benefactor to his race." How much more to him who has lessened human anguish and woe in the alleviation...
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Annual Report, Volume 56

Ohio State Board of Agriculture - 1902
...most important questions that arises with reference to fanning, and the fanner who succeeds in causing two blades of grass to grow where only one grew before, is in a fair way to double his profits. It is a well known principle— and nature has wisely provided...
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The Upper Currents

James Russell Miller - 1902 - 266 pages
...put boxes of soil in their windows and make them bits of garden. Some one has said that he who makes two blades of grass to grow where only one grew before is a benefactor. Everyone who makes any spot on this earth a little more beautiful is a co-worker with...
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The Smyrna Fig at Home and Abroad: A Treatise on Practical Smyrna Fig ...

George Christian Roeding - 1903 - 87 pages
...immortalizes the works of a Plato and an Aristotle. The aphorism of satirical Dean Swift, "He who makes two blades of grass to grow where only one grew before, is more deserving of mankind than the hordes of politicians and literateurs put together," is indeed sadly...
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The Smyrna Fig at Home and Abroad: A Treatise on Practical Smyrna Fig ...

George Christian Roeding - 1903 - 87 pages
...immortalizes the works of a Plato and an Aristotle. The aphorism of satirical Dean Swift, "He who makes two blades of grass to grow where only one grew before, is more deserving of mankind than the hordes of politicians and literateurs put together," is indeed sadly...
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