Fruits of Philosophy: A Treatise on the Population Question

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Reader's Library, 1208 Market Street, 1891 - Birth control - 87 pages
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Page 8 - ... disease; the enormous mortality among the infants of the poor is one of the checks which now keeps down the population. The checks that ought to control population are scientific, and it is these which we advocate.
Page 23 - Let us say, then, if we will, that the youth who thus sacrifices the present for the future, chooses wisely between two evils, profligacy and asceticism.
Page 25 - ... his offspring, would, in the present state of things, save much unhappiness and prevent many crimes. Young persons sincerely attached to each other, and who might wish to marry, would marry early; merely resolving not to become parents until prudence permitted it. The young man. instead of solitary toil...
Page 22 - But our flower was in flushing, When blighting was nearest. Fleet foot on the correi, Sage counsel in cumber, Red hand in the foray, How sound is thy slumber ! Like the dew on the mountain, Like the foam on the river, Like the bubble on the fountain, Thou art gone, and for ever ! XVII.
Page 74 - In its favor it may be said, it costs nearly nothing; it is true; it requires no sacrifice of pleasure; it is in the hands of the female; it is to be used after instead of before connection, a weighty consideration in its favor, as a moment's reflection will convince any one; and last, but not least, it is conducive to cleanliness, and preserves the parts i'rom relaxation and disease.
Page 6 - seems to us full of philosophical mistakes, and — as we are neither of us doctors — we are not prepared to endorse his medical views ; but since progress can only be made through discussion, and no discussion is possible where differing opinions are suppressed, we claim the right to publish all opinions, so that the public, enabled to see all sides of a question, may have the materials for forming a sound judgment.
Page 6 - Elements of Social Science," for special recommendation. Mr. Charles Watts, succeeding to Mr. Austin Holyoake's business, continued the sale, and when Mr. Watson died in 1875, he bought the plates of the work (with others) from Mrs. Watson, and continued to advertise and to sell it until December 23, 1876. For the last forty years the book has thus been identified with Freethought, advertised by leading Freethinkers, published under the sanction of their names, and sold in the head-quarters of Freethought...
Page 59 - The husband of a lady, who was obliged to absent himself many months, in consequence of the embarrassment of his affairs, returned, however, one night clandestinely, and his visit was only known to his wife, her mother, and ourselves. The consequence of this visit was the impregnation of his wife ; and she was delivered of a healthy child in nine months and thirteen days after this nocturnal visit.
Page 85 - But when it has become the custom here, as elsewhere, to limit the number of children, so that none need have more than they wish to have, no man will fear to take a wife, all will be married while young debauchery will diminish - while good morals and religious duties will be promoted.
Page 60 - This case is remarkable for two of its facts ; one, that >i woman in perfect health, and pregnant with a healthy child, may exceed the period of nine months, by several days ; the other is, that a woman may become impregnated just before her menstrual period, and not have that interrupted ; and from this last it would seem, that a check is not immediately given to the catamenial flow, by an ovum becoming impregnated.

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