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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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Macmillan's Magazine, Volume 48

1883 - 556 pages
...disgrace to 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 ; give him a nine years' lease of a garden and he will convert it into a desert."1 1 For these and...
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Principles of Political Economy: With Some of Their Applications to Social ...

John Stuart Mill - 1885 - 626 pages
...copyholder is not less so than a 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...
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Bad Times: An Essay on the Present Depression of Trade, Tracing it to Its ...

Alfred Russel Wallace - 1885 - 144 pages
...summed up in one pregnant sentence the results of the two forms of tenure. ' Give a man,' says he, ' 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.' But a perpetual lease...
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England's Supremacy: Its Sources

James Stephen Jeans - 1885 - 484 pages
...League, are accustomed to rest the theoretical part of their case on Arthur Young's axiom: " 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 converts it into a desert." Has this principle been...
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The Report of the Proceedings and Papers Read in Prince's Hall, Piccadilly ...

1885 - 788 pages
...' secure possession,' which has the magical effect. Hence Arthur Young's second axiom, ' 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.' So that we may be...
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England's Supremacy: Its Sources, Economics and Dangers

James Stephen Jeans - 1885 - 482 pages
...League, are accustomed to rest the theoretical part of their case on Arthur Young's axiom : " 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 converts it into a desert." Has this principle been...
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The Economics of Industry

Alfred Marshall, Mary Paley Marshall - 1885 - 256 pages
...with his hands there is no savingsbank whose attractions can be compared with the land. " Give a man secure possession of a bleak rock, and he will turn it into a garden....The magic of property turns sand into gold 1 ." The peasant proprietor can give every hour...
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The Life and Speeches of Joseph Cowen, M.P.

Evan Rowland Jones, Joseph Cowen - 1885 - 574 pages
...tenancy so prevalent and ownership so limited. A century ago, Arthur Young said, " Give a man the assured 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." When small freeholds...
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First Lessons in Political Economy

Francis Amasa Walker - 1889 - 348 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 turn it into a desert." Many of the vineyards...
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Travels in France During the Years 1787, 1788, 1789

Arthur Young - 1889 - 472 pages
...would be a disgrace tocommon 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, d'esert. To Montadier,3...
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