Systematic Education, Or, Elementary Instruction in the Various Departments of Literature and Science: With Practical Rules for Studying Each Branch of Useful Knowledge, Volume 2

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1817 - Education

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Page 450 - that the annual labour of every nation is the fund which originally supplies it with all the necessaries and conveniences of life, which it annually consumes; and which consist always either in the immediate produce of that labour, or in what is purchased with that produce from other nations.
Page 363 - Virtue," he says," is the doing good to mankind, in obedience to the will of God, and for the sake of everlasting happiness. According to which definition," he continues, " the good of mankind is the subject; the will of
Page 109 - of animals, as Aries, the ram; Taurus, the bull; Gemini, the twins; Cancer, the crab; Leo, the lion ; Virgo, the virgin; Libra, the balance; Scorpio, the scorpion; Sagittarius, the archer; Capricornus, the goat; Aquarius, the water-bearer ; and Pisces, the fishes. The zodiac goes quite round the heavens,
Page 176 - place : the potash began to fuse at both its points of electrization. There was a violent effervescence at the upper surface ; at the lower or negative surface, there was no liberation of elastic fluid, but small globules having a high metallic lustre, and being precisely similar in visible characters to quicksilver, appeared: some of which burst with
Page 501 - 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.
Page 501 - and supposing the present population equal to a thousand millions, 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,
Page 498 - when it goes on too slowly, and stops when it advances too fast. It is this demand which regulates and determines the state of population in all the different countries of the world—in North America, in Europe, and in China; which renders it rapidly progressive in the first, slow and gradual in the second,
Page 484 - is precisely equal to the quantity of labour which it can enable them to purchase or command: whence he infers, that labour is the real measure of the exchangeable value of all commodities.
Page 330 - that science which teaches men their duty and the reasons of it:" but he is undoubtedly wrong. Moral Philosophy is the science of morals: it investigates the grounds and reasons of duty: it traces that quality of actions and dispositions, which renders them obligatory upon a reasonable being like man: it
Page 483 - As it is the power of exchanging, that gives occasion to the division of labour, so the extent of this division must always be limited by the extent of that power, or

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