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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. "
The Contemporary Review - Page 289
1868
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Money; its nature, history, uses, and responsibilities

Money - Money - 1799 - 192 pages
...Pesh they are taken to Vienna, whence they are distributed through the markets of Germany. If a person who makes two blades of grass grow where only one grew before, adds to the riches of mankind, how large an accession of wealth is due to an arrangement which makes...
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A Journal of Natural Philosophy, Chemistry and the Arts, Volumes 17-18

William Nicholson - Science - 1807
...Cultivation of the C'rambe Ultirilima of Lintieus, or Sea Kale. By Mr. JOHN MAKER, FHS* -1L F the man who makes two blades of grass grow where only one grew before, is to be esteemed an important benefactor to his country; he who teaches us how to improve a palatable...
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The Repertory of arts and manufactures [afterw.] arts, manufactures and ...

Repertory of arts, manufactures and agriculture - 1807
...Kale. By Mr. JOHN MAKER, FHS From the TRANSACTIONS of the HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY of LONDON. JL F the man who makes two blades of grass grow where only one grew before, is to be esteemed an important benefactor to his country ; he who teaches us how to improve a palatable...
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The Repertory of Patent Inventions, and Other Discoveries and Improvements ...

Industrial arts - 1807
...Kale. By Mr, JOHN MAHER, FHS From the TRANSACTIONS of the HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY of LONDON. AF the man who makes two blades of grass grow where only one grew before, is to be esteemed an important benefactor to his country ; he who teaches us how to improve a palatable...
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Letters from England, Volume 3

Robert Southey - Authors, English - 1808
...the creed ef their philosophical belief, a foolish saying of some not very wise aulhor3 cc That he who makes two blades of grass grow where only one grew before, is the greatest benefactor to his species." With these persons,. the noblest employment of human intellect...
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Transactions of the Horticultural Society of London, Volume 1

Floriculture - 1820
...Crambe Maritima of LINNEUS, or Sea Kale. By Mr. JOHN MA HER, FHS Read November 2, 1805. IF the man who makes two blades of grass grow where only one grew before, is to be esteemed an important benefactor to his country ; he who teaches us how to improve a palatable...
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The new Aberystwyth guide

Thomas Jeffery Llewelyn Prichard - 1824
...a benefactor to the country in the largest sense of the word. A Philosopher has said, that the man who makes two blades of grass grow where only one grew before, is greater than the greatest hero : if this be true, Mr. Johnes must rank before all the conquerors...
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Denmark Delineated: Or, Sketches of the Present State of that Country, Parts 1-3

Andreas Andersen Feldborg - Denmark - 1824 - 394 pages
...uielts the sword of war, yet keeps it in the sheath." Being, moreover, of Swift's opinion, that the man who " makes two blades of grass grow, where only one grew before, is so far a creator," I gladly accepted Colonel Tscherning's offer, to show me those parts of the works...
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The Christian Herald and Seaman's Magazine, Volume 9

Christianity - 1825
...whether we regard their number or their influence. If, in political economy, the individual be counted a benefactor to his country, who makes two blades of grass grow where only one grew previous to cultivation, how much more should those persons be deemed benefactors to mankind, who,...
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The Mechanics' Magazine, Volume 69

Industrial arts - 1858
...we to appreciate the labours of its great cultivators! If we extol the genius of the agriculturist who makes two blades of grass grow where only one grew before, shall we not exalt still higher the men who, in the already fertile branch, can increase the vital...
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