An inquiry concerning the population of nations; containing a refutation of Mr. Malthus's Essay on population

9781236370310: An inquiry concerning the population of nations; containing a refutation of Mr. Malthus's Essay on population
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1818 Excerpt: ... starve their oppressors. Do these afford a proof of Mr. Malthus's dogma---that men will breed if they,are fed? I have shown that beasts will not breed, though indulged with superfluity of food. Why trees, and shrubs, and herbs will not vegetate if they be overtopped, some which grow will not fruit, others will not blossom;--yet man, Feed him, and he will flourish! Mr. Malthus, in effect, refers man's race to alower t Bru_ce's Travels, vol. 3. p. 156. y Travels, p. 337.. EI-Iistory of the Slave Trade, vol. 2. p. 223. 1 vol. 3. p. 67. origin than those who derived him from the ape, or from a quadruped, or with Maillet from the piscatory tribes. Slavery and man are incompatible':--I speak of man as a rational moral being. Slavery stuns and stupefies thecivilizedcreature:-Then howmustitope"rate on those who have not enjoyed habits of intellectual culture? Slavery weakens the arms, and bows the body, the mind, the sensesl; the appetites, except those which injure, are impaired by it; and it is 'alike destructive both of the oppressed and their oppressors. _.. It was so at Rome. Rome, to whom all nations were tributary, lost her people. Even in the time of the Gracchi the free citizens had greatly declined? 1 every effort was made to recruit them; there was a ge-neral naturalization, yet they could not support their numbers. Various laws were made to ind_uce the marriage of the people, by rewards, honours, prerogatives, penalties; and these applied to males and females.-Soldiers were solicited to marry, contrary to the ancient '" discipline 3; and Julius Caesar ordained that those who "bred cattle should have one third of their shepherds freemen:--still the citizens decreased. Marriage be; came irksorrre.. At fi...

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