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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. "
Travels, During the Years 1787, 1788, and 1789: Undertaken More Particularly ... - Page 37
de Arthur Young - 1792 - 566 pages
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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...years leafe of a garden, and he will convert it into a defert. To Montadier, over a rough mountain covered with box and lavender ; it is a beggarly village,...
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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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British Farmer's Magazine, Numéro 80

1880 - 472 pages
...well-known words which Arthur Young wrote to long ;uu as 17S9 : — " Give a man the secure possession of a bleak rock and he will turn it into a garden ; give him a nine years' lease o( a garden aud he will turn it into a desert. The magic of property turns sand into gold." He...
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The Dublin Review, Partie 2

Nicholas Patrick Wiseman - 1848 - 570 pages
...Arthur Young's observation, " The magic of property turns sand to gold. 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 turn it into a desert." The idea of conferring not only on our pauper...
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Competence in a Colony Contrasted with Poverty at Home: Or, Relief to ...

Colonisation Society - 1848 - 38 pages
...attractive in : America. So just is the remark of Mr. Arthur Young, " 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." The amount of land sales in the United States...
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The conditions and prospects of Ireland

Jonathan Pim - 1848 - 398 pages
...to ask " the cause : the enjoyment of property must have " done it. 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." One other instance is adduced, of a country...
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The Condition and Prospects of Ireland and the Evils Arising from the ...

Jonathan Pim - 1848 - 396 pages
...to ask " the cause : the enjoyment of property must have " done it. 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." One other instance is adduced, of a country...
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A Plea for Peasant Proprietors: With the Outlines of a Plan for Their ...

William Thomas Thornton - 1848 - 282 pages
...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 is "no way so sure of carrying tillage to a mountain-top as by permitting the neighbouring villagers...
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Political and social economy: its practical applications

John Hill Burton - 1849 - 358 pages
...' the magic of property turns sand into gold.' ' Give a man,' we are told, ' 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 ho will convert it into a desert.' What is most conspicuous through all the...
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The Social Condition and Education of the People in England and ..., Volume 1

Joseph Kay - 1850 - 678 pages
...sense to ask the cause ; the enjoyment of property must have done it. 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.' " In his description of the country at the...
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