A Reply to the Essay on Population: By the Rev. T. R. Malthus. In a Series of Letters ...

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1807 - 378 σελίδες

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Σελίδα 285 - A man who is born into a world already possessed, if he cannot get subsistence from his parents on whom he has a just demand, and if the society do not want his labour, has no claim of right to the smallest portion of food, and, in fact, has no business to be where he is. At nature's mighty feast there is no vacant cover for him. She tells him to be gone, and will quickly execute her own orders, if he do not work upon the compassion of some of her guests.
Σελίδα 140 - O, she that hath a heart of that fine frame, To pay this debt of love but to a brother, How will she love, when the rich golden shaft Hath killed the flock of all affections else...
Σελίδα 358 - I should propose a regulation to be made, declaring that no child born from any marriage, taking place after the expiration of a year from the date of the law ; and no illegitimate child born two years from the same date, should ever be entitled to parish assistance.
Σελίδα 81 - The most enthusiastic speculator cannot suppose a greater increase than this. In a few centuries it would make every acre of land in the island like a garden.
Σελίδα 122 - First, That food is necessary to the existence of man. Secondly, That the passion between the sexes is necessary, and will remain nearly in its present state. These two laws ever since we have had any knowledge of mankind, appear to have been fixed laws of our nature; and, as we have not hitherto seen any alteration in them, we have no right to conclude that they will ever cease to be what they...
Σελίδα 378 - It very rarely happens that the nominal price of labour universally falls, but we well know that it frequently remains the same, while the nominal price of provisions has been gradually increasing.
Σελίδα 82 - In the next period, the population would be eighty-eight millions, and the means of subsistence just equal to the support of half that number. And at the conclusion of the first century, the population would be...
Σελίδα 82 - ... the means of subsistence would be equal to this increase. In the next twe.ntyfive years the population would be forty-four millions, and the means of subsistence only equal to the support of thirty-three millions.
Σελίδα 83 - ... the human species would increase as the numbers 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, and subsistence as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. In two centuries the population would be to the means of subsistence as 256 to 9; in three centuries as 4096 to 13, and in two thousand years the difference would be almost incalculable.
Σελίδα 121 - I think I may fairly make two postulata. First, That food is necessary to the existence of man. Secondly, That the passion between the sexes is necessary, and will remain nearly in its present state.

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