A familiar treatise on life-assurances and annuities

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Page 60 - There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred years old; but the sinner, being an hundred years old, shall be accursed.
Page 24 - Age, and thereby shews the Chances of Mortality at all Ages, and likewise how to make a certain Estimate of the value of Annuities for Lives, which hitherto has been only done by an imaginary Valuation...
Page 30 - The work, meanwhile, continues in active and steady progress, but such is its extent, such the variety of mechanical movements to be contrived and executed, and such the elaborate perfection of workmanship which it has been found necessary to bestow on all its parts, to afford a moral security for its successful action when put together, that л very long time must yet elapse, and a very heavy further expense be incurred, before it can be completed : but no suspicion of a failure has yet arisen.
Page 60 - ... from any other of which, we have been able to consult the records. It has been long the fashion, both abroad and at home to exhaust every variety of reproach on the climate of our country, and particularly on the atmosphere of London ; and yet we shall find that the most...
Page 40 - ... return from other sources, or the family might be excluded from the classification. A census in which the occupation of every individual and his age were specified, would be a most invaluable document ; not only would it show the number of individuals belonging to each separate profession or calling, but it would serve to exhibit the influence which different employments exercise on the rate of mortality ; while, by comparing different censuses of this sort, future enquirers would obtain an accurate...
Page 59 - One city alone, in Europe or in England, approaches to London in the value of life proportionately to its size; it is the second in England in number of inhabitants, the seat of manufactures—Manchester.
Page 60 - ... these results enables us to submit a very interesting conclusion, and one which we are not aware to have been as yet generally received, namely, that the mortality of Great Britain, its cities, and its hospitals, is greatly inferior to that of any other country in Europe ; and that it is incontestable that Great Britain is at present the most healthy country with which we are acquainted ; and that it has been gradually tending to that point for the last 50 years.
Page 29 - A Treatise on the Valuation of Annuities and Assurances on lives and survivorships, on the construction of tables of mortality...
Page 42 - ... gained something, though not equally — in the common progress. Let not, therefore, the approaching opportunity of obtaining a correct census — a census worthy of the country and the age — be neglected. If the census to be taken in 1831 be executed with due care, both as respects the enumeration and classification of the people, it will be one of the most important documents ever prepared under Parliamentary authority ; and will not only afford a vast deal of information of immediate practical...
Page 59 - London about the year 1750, exceeding considerably that of former years, has been attributed to the great abuse of spirituous liquors, which were then sold without the very necessary check of high duties. One of the results of these statistical investigations which, a...

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