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" Give a man the secure possession of a bleak rock, and he will turn it into a garden ; give him • Arthur Young's Travelt in France, ml. ip 88. } Ibid. p. 51. a nine years lease of a garden, and he will convert it into a desert. "
Competence in a Colony Contrasted with Poverty at Home: Or, Relief to ... - Page 14
de Colonisation Society - 1848 - 28 pages
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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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British Farmer's Magazine, Numéro 80

1880 - 472 pages
...not refrain from quoting the well-known words which Arthur Young wrote to long ;uu as 17S9 : — " Give a man the secure possession of a bleak rock and...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 was...
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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 and the estate...
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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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Political and social economy: its practical applications

John Hill Burton - 1849 - 358 pages
...favour, when he says that ' the magic of property turns sand into gold.' ' Give a man,' we are told, ' the secure possession of a bleak rock, and he will...— give him a nine years' lease of a garden, and ho will convert it into a desert.' What is most conspicuous through all the authorities which Mr Mill...
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Documents, Messages and Other Communications, Made to ..., Volume 16,Partie 2

Ohio. General Assembly - 1852 - 716 pages
...labor shall be rewarded — " the magic of property," says Arthur Young, " transforms sand into gold. Give a man the secure possession of a bleak rock and he will turn it into a garden. Give him a nine year's lease of a garden and he will turn it into a desert." Fortunately for the interests of mankind,...
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Annual Report, Volume 6

Ohio State Board of Agriculture - 1852 - 584 pages
...labor shall be rewarded — " the magic of property," says Arthur Young, " transforms sand into gold. Give a man the secure possession of a bleak rock and he will turn it into a garden. Give him a. nine year's kase of a garden und he will turn it into a desert." Fortunately for the interests of mankind,...
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