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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. "
Of Revelation and Revolution, Volume 2: The Dialectics of Modernity on a ... - Page 505
de John L. Comaroff, Jean Comaroff - 2009 - 612 pages
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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 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...
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The Social Condition and Education of the People in England and ..., Volume 1

Joseph Kay - 1850 - 678 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, 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...
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The Irish Land Question: With Practical Plans for an Improved Land Tenure ...

Vincent Scully - 1851 - 296 pages
...the well-known expressions, so often •cited in their favor :— "The magic of property 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 years' lease of a garden, and he will convert it into a desert." After a lapse of sixty...
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The Irish Land Question: With Practical Plans for an Improved Land Tenure ...

Vincent Scully - 1851 - 310 pages
...used the well-known expressions, so often cited in their favor : — "The magic of property 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 years' lease of a garden, and he will convert it into a desert." After a lapse of sixty...
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The Christian reformer; or, Unitarian magazine and review [ed. by ..., Volume 7

Robert Aspland - 1851 - 780 pages
...describing the cultivated sands near Dunkirk, and quoted by Mr. Mill, " 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 convert it into a desert." On this point, Mr....
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The Law Review and Quarterly Journal of British and Foreign ..., Volume 14

1851 - 462 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, 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.'" — Kay, vol. i....
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Annual Report, Volume 6

Ohio State Board of Agriculture - 1852 - 584 pages
...offered that 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...
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Documents, Messages and Other Communications, Made to ..., Volume 16,Partie 2

Ohio. General Assembly - 1852 - 716 pages
...offered that 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...
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Hansard's Parliamentary Debates

Great Britain. Parliament - 1865 - 966 pages
...Arthur Young said that the magic of property had the power of converting sand into gold. He said — " Give a man the secure possession of a bleak rock, and he will convert it into a garden, give him a nine year's lease, and he will convert a garden into a desert."...
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The Scientific review (and Scientific and literary review ..., Volumes 1 à 2

1866 - 580 pages
...which is appended to their report. In a quotation which I recently observed occur these apt words — " The magic of property turns sand into gold. Give a...of a bleak rock, and he will turn it into a garden ; give him a nine yearn' lease, and he will convert a garden into a desert." I can only, in conclusion,...
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