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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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Gardens Ancient and Modern: An Epitome of the Literature of the Garden-art

Albert Forbes Sieveking - 1899 - 478 pages
...cottages, shops and villages, nothing excluded except nature. . . . 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. We passed by Chantilly to Morefountain, the...
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Principles of Political Economy: With Some of Their Applications ..., Volume 1

John Stuart Mill - 1899 - 518 pages
...cause; the enjoyment of property must have done it. Give a man the secure possession of a bleak lock, 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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The Economic Review, Volume 10

1900 - 576 pages
...writer the overthrow of vexatious authority. Arthur Young's saying, " 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," is only an extreme expression of a belief...
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Principles of Political Economy: With Some of Their Applications ..., Volume 1

John Stuart Mill - 1900 - 506 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; jjive him a nine years' lease of a garden, and he will convert it into a desert." In his description...
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Studies Scientific & Social: By Alfred Russel Wallace, Volume 2

Alfred Russel Wallace - 1900 - 558 pages
..." thus illustrating the famous axiom of Arthur Young a century ago : " Give a man secure possession of a bleak rock, and he will turn it into a garden." It will hardly be said that the workers of America and of England to-day are less industrious, less...
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The Current Encyclopedia: A Monthly Record of Human Progress, Volume 2

1902 - 684 pages
...a like transformation. What produced the change ? The Revolution. "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 Revolution gave every Frenchman the opportunity...
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Bulletin

1902 - 780 pages
...the industries of shop and field. 8 Explain the following quotation: "Give a man secure possession of a bleak rock, and he will turn it into a garden. " 9 Show how the division of labor (a) shortens the period required for becoming an efficient workman,...
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University of the State of New York Bulletin

1902 - 880 pages
...the industries of shop and field. 8 Explain the following quotation: "Give a man secure possession of a bleak rock, and he will turn it into a garden." 9 Show how the division of labor (a) shortens the period required for becoming an efficient workman,...
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Elements of Political Economy

Joseph Shield Nicholson - 1903 - 568 pages
...only half-truths : " The magic of property turns sands into 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." As will appear later on, equitable leases may...
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Principles of Political Economy: With Some of Their Applications to Social ...

John Stuart Mill - 1904 - 626 pages
...freeholder. What is wanted is permanent possession on fixed terms. " Give a man the secure possession of a bleak rock, and he will turn it into a garden ; give him aniñe years' lease of a garden, and he will convert it into a desert." The details which have been...
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