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" It is good to make two blades of grass grow where only one grew before. "
The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine - Page 272
edited by - 1845
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The Monthly review. New and improved ser, Volume 40

1803
...paradise in the wild," to cover land now lying waste (which ought not to be so) with rich harvests, and " to make two blades of grass grow where only one grew before," would deserve deserve a statue of gold. Then, from a full discussion of national improvement, by men...
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Biographical Sketches of Eminent Lawyers, Statesmen, and Men of Letters

Samuel Lorenzo Knapp - 1821 - 360 pages
...ago, it was scarcely thought a matter worthy of the attention of a man of science and taste to attempt to make two blades of grass grow where only one grew before, or by new methods of feeding, to make a bullock grow from an ordinary to an uncommon size. This was...
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British Farmer's Magazine, Volume 6

1842
...(not that he resolves not to join the current spirit of improvement), but he does not feel stimulated to "make two blades of grass grow, where only one grew before." As such a system is, in effect, equivalent to a long lease and a low rent, exertion is almost never...
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Catechism of Agricultural Chemistry and Geology

James Finlay Weir Johnston - 1844 - 48 pages
...so early as not to have already learned what may enable them on some spot or other in after life, " to make two blades of grass grow where only one grew before? I have the honour to he, GEXTLEMEN, EDINBURGH, \ttFebruary 1844. Your obedient Servant, JAMES FW JOHNSTON....
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Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Instruction, Volume 15

American Institute of Instruction - 1845
...which issue growth and strength. 5. It is profitable to the purse too ; for it belongs to that science, which has taught how to make two blades of grass grow,...ravages of those insects which destroy our crops, and of those worms which scuttle our ships. In short, its Botany and Chemistry have untold wealth yet in...
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The English Journal of Education, Volume 3

1845
...easily as not to have already learned what may enable them, on some spot or other in after life, ' to make two blades of grass grow where only one grew before.' " It is moreover added, that " any little apparatus he may require, will be readily obtained at the cost...
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The Horticulturist and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste, Volume 1

1847
...monthly record of the progress of horticulture and its kindred pursuits. If it is a laudable ambition to " make two blades of grass grow where only one grew before," we shall hope for the encouragement and assistance and sympathy of all those who would see our vast...
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The Treasury of Knowledge and Library of Reference: A million of facts [The ...

1850
...ago, it wns scarcely thought n matter worthy the attention of a man of science and taste to attempt to make two blades of grass grow where only one grew before, or By new methods of feeding, to make a bullock grow from an ordinary to an uncommon size. This was...
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The Treasury of Knowledge and Library of Reference: A million of facts [The ...

1850
...ago, it was scarcely thought a matter worthy the attention of a man of science and taste to attempt to make two blades of grass grow where, only one grew before, or by new methods of feeding, to make a bullock grow f;-om nn ordinary to an uncommon si<e. This was...
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De Bow's Review, Volume 11

James Dunwoody Brownson De Bow, R. G. Barnwell, Edwin Bell, William MacCreary Burwell - 1851
...agricultural imple mcnls were exhibited, going to show that the people are studying out the process of how to '' make two blades of grass grow where only one grew before." and variously estimated at twelve to fifteen hnusand. The receipts at the gate had reached over ^3,000,...
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