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" Give a man the secure possession of a bleak rock, and he will turn it into a garden ; give him a nine years' lease of a garden, and he will convert it into a desert. "
British Farmer's Magazine - Page 125
1880
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Travels, During the Years 1787, 1788, and 1789: Undertaken More Particularly ...

Arthur Young - 1792 - 586 pages
...fenfe to afk the caufe : the enjoyment of property mufl have done it. Give a man the fecure poffeiTion of a bleak rock, and he will turn it into a garden ; give him a nine years leafe of a garden, and he will convert it into a delert. To Montadier, over a rough mountain covered...
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Travels During the Years 1787, 1788 and 1789: Undertaken More ..., Volume 1

Arthur Young - 1793 - 710 pages
...fenfe to alk the caufe : the enjoyment of property muft have done it. Give a man the fecure pofleflion of a bleak rock, and he will turn it into a garden ; give him a nine years leafe of a garden, and he will convert it into a defert. To Montadier, over a rough mountain covered...
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A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and ..., Volume 4

John Pinkerton - 1809 - 770 pages
...fenfe to aik the cauie : the enjoyment of property muft have done it. Give a man the fecure poflefllon of a bleak rock, and he will turn it into a garden ; give him a nine year's leafe of a garden, and he will convert it into a defert. To Montadiér over a rough mountain...
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The Principles of Population: And Their Connection with Human ..., Volume 2

Archibald Alison - 1840 - 568 pages
...would be a disgrace to common sense to ask the cause : the enjoyment of FRO. PEIITY must have done it. Give a man the secure possession of a bleak rock, and he will turn it into a • Tour in France, \7o\. ip 407. f Ibid. Vol. ip 37. garden : give him a nine years lease of a garden,...
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Hansard's Parliamentary Debates

Great Britain. Parliament - 1846 - 622 pages
...Young, in his Tour in France, observes — " Give a man the secure possession of .1 bleak rock, and lie will turn it into a, garden ; give him a nine years' lease of a garden, and ho will convert it into a desert." It is admitted, that where the landlord is resident...
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Competence in a Colony Contrasted with Poverty at Home: Or, Relief to ...

Colonisation Society - 1848 - 38 pages
...possession of c capital is most attractive in : America. So just is the remark of Mr. Arthur Young, " Give a man the secure possession of a bleak rock,...turn it into a garden; give him a nine years' lease of a garden, and he will convert it into a desert." The amount of land sales in the United States during...
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The Dublin Review, Partie 2

Nicholas Patrick Wiseman - 1848 - 570 pages
...offering another illustration of Arthur Young's observation, " The magic of property turns sand to gold. Give a man the secure possession of a bleak rock,...turn it into a garden ; give him a nine years' lease of a garden, and he will turn it into a desert." The idea of conferring not only on our pauper labourers,...
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The conditions and prospects of Ireland

Jonathan Pim - 1848 - 398 pages
...would be a disgrace to common sense to ask " the cause : the enjoyment of property must have " done it. Give a man the secure possession of a " bleak rock,...it into a garden ; " give him a nine years' lease of a garden, and " he will convert it into a desert." One other instance is adduced, of a country which...
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The Condition and Prospects of Ireland and the Evils Arising from the ...

Jonathan Pim - 1848 - 396 pages
...would be a disgrace to common sense to ask " the cause : the enjoyment of property must have " done it. Give a man the secure possession of a " bleak rock,...it into a garden ; " give him a nine years' lease of a garden, and " he will convert it into a desert." One other instance is adduced, of a country which...
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A plea for peasant proprietors

William Thomas Thornton - 1848 - 276 pages
...wretched blowing sand, naturally as white as snow." But, as Young exclaims, in spite of himself, " give a man the secure possession of a bleak rock, and he will turn it into a garden;" there ia "no way so sure of carrying tillage to a mountain-top as by permitting the neighbouring villagers...
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