A Reply to the Essay on Population, by the Rev. T. R. Malthus, in a Series of Letters: To Which Are Added, Extracts from the Essay; With Notes (Classic Reprint)
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Excerpt from A Reply to the Essay on Population, by the Rev. T. R. Malthus, in a Series of Letters: To Which Are Added, Extracts From the Essay; With Notes
The second place, that if I could have attackedthe work successfullz without attacking the author, I should have preferred doing so. But the thing was impossible. Fvhoever troubles him setf about abstract reasonings, or caim, dispas sionate inquiries after truth? The public ought not to blame me for consulting their taste. As to the difiuseness, the repetitions, and want qf me thod to be found in these letters, I have no good defence to make. I may however make the same excuse far the great length to which they have run, as the Frenchman did, who apologised for writing a long letter by saying, that he had not time to write a shorter.
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