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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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Land Nationalisation, Its Necessity and Its Aims: Being a Comparison of the ...

Alfred Russel Wallace - 1906 - 284 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." Again, take his description of the country...
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Arthur Young's Travels in France: During the Years 1787, 1788, 1789

Arthur Young - 1906 - 690 pages
...sense to ask the cause : the enjoyment of property mutt 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. To Montadier,2 over a rough mountain covered...
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The New Encyclopedia of Social Reform: Including All Social Reform ..., Volume 1

William Dwight Porter Bliss, Rudolph Michael Binder - 1908 - 1340 pages
...peasants, and draws a strong argument in favor of the latter, 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." He shows also that small farms owned by their...
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British Socialism: An Examination of Its Doctrines, Policy, Aims and ...

J. Ellis Barker - 1908 - 538 pages
...agricultural authority, Arthur Young, wrote : " The magic of property turns sand into gold. Give a man 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." Since the time when these words were written...
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British Socialism: An Examination of Its Doctrines, Policy, Aims and ...

J. Ellis Barker - 1908 - 540 pages
...agricultural authority, Arthur Young, wrote : " The magic of property turns sand into gold. Give a man 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." Since the time when these words were written...
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France

John Finnemore - 1908 - 124 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." That is the secret. The French peasant works for himself, and enjoys the fruit of his own labours....
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Land Reform: Occupying Ownership, Peasant Proprietary, and Rural Education

Jesse Collings - 1908 - 502 pages
...(Sir James Caird.) 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. (Arthur Young.) The fanner compared with the proprietor is as a merchant who trades with borrowed capital...
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Land reform. New, and popular ed

Jesse Collings - 1908 - 502 pages
...common sense to ask the cause. The enjoyment of property must have done it. Give a man secure possession of a bleak rock and he will turn it into a garden. (Arthur Young, "Travels in France.") CHAPTER III SYNOPSIS OF PURCHASE OF LAND (ENGLAND AND WALES) BILL,...
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The Case Against Socialism: A Handbook for Speakers and Candidates, with ...

London Municipal Society - 1908 - 556 pages
...to declare that " 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." * France, Germany, Canada, the States, and various other parts of the civilised world go to prove conclusively...
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The Land, the People and the State: A Case for Small Ownership, and a Handbook

Gilbert Parker, Richard Dawson - 1910 - 280 pages
...freehold." Arthur Young : " The magic of property turns sand into gold — give a man the secure possession of a bleak rock, and he will turn it into a garden." Houritt, on Rural Life in Germany : " The peasants are not, as with us, for the most part totally cut...
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