Observations on Reversionary Payments: On Schemes for Providing Annuities for Widows, and for Persons in Old Age; on the Method of Calculating the Values of Assurances on Lives; and on the National Debt. Also, ... a Postscript on the Population of the Kingdom. The Whole New Arranged, and Enlarged by the Addition of Algebraical and Other Notes, ...

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T. Cadell & W. Davies, 1812

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Page 129 - ... it is by no means strictly proper to consider our diseases as the original intention of nature. They are, without doubt, in general our own creation. Were there a country where the inhabitants led lives entirely natural and virtuous, few of them would die without measuring out the whole period of...
Page 51 - Afterwards, it is supposed that more left them than went to them. In the year 1760, they were increased to half a million. They had therefore all along doubled their own number in 25 years.
Page 331 - What is the interest of $ 81, for 2 years 14 days, at ^ per cent. ? • per cent. ? per cent. ? 2 per cent. ? 3 per cent. ? 4 per cent. ? 5 per cent. ? 6 per cent. ? 7 per cent. ? 7 per cent. ? 8 per cent.?
Page 306 - Table between 20 and 30, between 30 and 40, between 40 and 50, between 50 and 60, between 60 and 70, between 70 and 80, between 80 and 90...
Page 84 - This rule can want -no explication or proof, after what has been already said. If, therefore, the number of annual settlers in a town at every age could be ascertained ; a perfect Table of Observations might be formed for that town, from Bills of mortality containing an account of the ages at which all die in it. But no more can be learnt in this...
Page 157 - By this means the houses being kept up, did of necessity enforce a dweller; and the proportion of land for occupation being kept up, did of necessity enforce that dweller not to be a beggar or cottager, but a man of some substance, that might keep hinds and servants, and set the plough on going.
Page 155 - ... state. It is no uncommon thing for 4 or 5 wealthy graziers to engross a large enclosed lordship which was before in the hands of 20 or 30 farmers, and as many smaller tenants and proprietors. All these are hereby thrown out of their livings with their families and many other families who were chiefly employed and supported by them.
Page 147 - If this land gets into the hands of a few great farmers, the consequence must be, that the little farmers will be converted into a body of men who earn their subsistence by working for others, and who will be under a necessity of going to market for all they want1.
Page 115 - That delicacy which is injured by every breath of air, and that rottenness of constitution which is the effect of indolence, intemperance, and debauchery, were never intended by the Author of Nature ; and it is impossible, that they should not lay the foundation of numberless sufferings, and terminate in premature and miserable deaths.
Page 73 - ... dying every year at any particular age, and above it, must be equal to the number of the living at that age. The number for example dying every year at all ages from the beginning to the utmost extremity of life, must, in such a situation, be equal to the whole number born every year.

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