The Law of Population: A Treatise, in Six Books; in Disproof of the Superfecundity of Human Beings, and Developing of the Real Principle of Their Increase, Том 2

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J. Murray, 1830
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Сторінка 348 - No one fact relative to the human species is more clearly ascertained, whether by general observation or actual proof, than that their fecundity varies in different communities and countries. The principle which effects this variation, without the necessity of those cruel and unnatural expedients so frequently adverted to, constitutes what I presume to call THE LAW OF POPULATION ; and that law may be thus briefly enunciated: — " THE PROLIFICNESS OF HUMAN BEINGS, OTHERWISE SIMILARLY CIRCUMSTANCED,...
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Сторінка 616 - No flocks that range the valley free To slaughter I condemn; Taught by that Power that pities me, I learn to pity them. "But from the mountain's grassy side A guiltless feast I bring; A scrip with herbs and fruits supplied, And water from the spring. "Then, pilgrim, turn, thy cares forego; All earth-born cares are wrong; Man wants but little here below, Nor wants that little long.
Сторінка 616 - For, the minute medusae apparently afford nourishment to the sepiae, actiniae, cancri, helices, and other genera of Mollusca and Aptera, so abundant in the Greenland Sea, while these latter constitute the food of several of the whale tribe inhabiting the same" region ; thus producing a dependant chain of animal life, one particular link of which being destroyed, the whole must necessarily perish.
Сторінка 646 - Spire to heaven," are seen rising as far as the eye can stretch, and crown the happy prospect with the proof that mankind are neither insensate nor ungrateful ; that they know who it is that " gives them rain and fruitful seasons, filling their hearts with food and gladness.
Сторінка 49 - But, to be perfectly sure that we are far within the truth, we will take the slowest of these rates of increase, a rate in which all concurring testimonies agree, and which has been repeatedly ascertained to be from procreation only. It may safely be pronounced, therefore, that population, when unchecked, goes on doubling itself every twenty-five years, or increases in a geometrical ratio.
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Сторінка 591 - Through the animal and vegetable kingdoms Nature has scattered the seeds of life abroad with the most profuse and liberal hand; but has been comparatively sparing in the room and the nourishment necessary to rear them.
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