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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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What is Our True Policy?: It is Herein Considered

Nathaniel Tyler - 1866 - 80 pages
...that it would lose nothing. I am convinced with Arthur Young: " 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, and he will convert a garden into a desert." Besides, the negro children...
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Where shall we get meat? The food supplies of western Europe. To which is ...

Joseph Fisher (of Youghal, the younger.) - 1866 - 346 pages
...wonders achieved by ownership, exclaimed, ' The magic of property transforms sand into gold : give a man 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.' This will be the...
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Where Shall We Get Meat?: The Food Supplies of Western Europe; Being Letters ...

Joseph Fisher (F.R.H.S.) - 1866 - 326 pages
...wonders achieved by ownership, exclaimed, ' The magic of property transforms sand into gold : give a man 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.' This will be the...
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The Irish Landlord Since the Revolution: With Notices of Ancient and Modern ...

Patrick Lavelle - 1870 - 612 pages
...Europe. It was the work of " the magic of property." " The magic of property," said Arthur Young, " turns 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 turn it into a desert." The Prussian sandy...
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Chapters and Speeches on the Irish Land Question

John Stuart Mill - 1870 - 140 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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Speeches on Political Questions [1850-1868]

George Washington Julian - 1872 - 510 pages
...to common sense to ask the cause; the enjovment of property must have done it. Give a man the sure 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." Speaking of the...
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The Land and Landlordism

Humphry Sandwith - 1873 - 54 pages
...things is good for cultivation. Surely we all have an interest in this question. Arthur Young says:—" 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." Now to whom does an...
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The Great Land Question: Being a Verbatim Transcript of the Correspondence ...

Christopher Cavanagh - 1875 - 240 pages
...finds remarkable excellence of cultivation, never hesitates to ascribe it to peasant property. . . ' 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 mental...
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The Wages Question: A Treatise on Wages and the Wages Class

Francis Amasa Walker - 1876 - 436 pages
...are the incentive of industry most highly developed. Arthur Young's saying has become proverbial : " Give a man the secure possession of a bleak rock, and he will turn it into a garden ;'" as also his other saying, " The magic of property turns sand into gold.'" The energy which fear...
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The Wages Question: A Treatise on Wages and the Wages Class

Francis Amasa Walker - 1876 - 440 pages
...are the incentive of industry most highly developed. Arthur Young's saying has become proverbial: " Give a man the secure possession of a bleak rock, and he will turn it into a garden;"1 as also his other saying, " The magic of property turns sand into gold." 1 The energy which...
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