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E'en in mid-harvest, while the jocund swain Pluck'd from the brittle stalk the golden grain, Oft have I seen the war of winds contend, And prone on earth th' infuriate storm descend, Waste far and wide, and by the roots uptorn, The heavy harvest sweep through ether borne, As light straw and rapid stubble fly In dark'ning whirlwinds round the wintry sky.

Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil) Quotes , Source: Georgics (I, l. 251)

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Our fathers used to say that the master's eye was the best fertilizer. [Lat., Majores fertilissium is agro oculum domini esse dixerunt.]

Pliny the Elder (Caius Plinius Secundus) Quotes , Source: Historia Naturalis (XVIII, 84)

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Where grows?--where grows it not? If vain our toil, We ought to blame the culture, not the soil.

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Essay on Man (ep. IV, l. 13)

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Our rural ancestors with little blest, Patient of labour when the end was rest, Indulg'd the day that hous'd their annual grain, With feasts, and off'rings, and a thankful strain.

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Second Book of Horace (ep. I, l. 241)

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He was a very inferior farmer when he first begun . . . and he is now fast rising from affluence to poverty.

Mark Twain (pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) Quotes , Source: Rev. Henry Ward Beecher's Farm

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