An Essay on the Principle of Population by Thomas K. Malthus, Antony Flew, Antony Flew

By Thomas K. Malthus, Antony Flew, Antony Flew

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Want pinched the less fortunate members of the society, and, at length, the impossibility of supporting such a number together became too evident to be resisted. Young scions were then LJ LWD pushed out from the parent-stock and instructed to explore fresh regions and to gain happier seats for themselves by their swords. ' Restless from present ODQ GD ' distress, flushed with the hope of fairer prospects, and animated with the spirit of hardy enterprise, these daring adventurers were likely to become formidable adversaries to all who opposed them.

If to this tremendous appearance be added a succession at LJ LWD certain intervals of similar emigrations, we shall not be much. surprised that the fears of the timid nations of the South represented the North as a region absolutely swarming with human beings. A ODQ GD ' nearer and juster view of the subject at present enables us to see that the inference was as absurd as if a man in this country, who was continually meeting on the road droves of cattle from Wales and the North, was immediately to conclude that these countries were the most productive of all the parts The reason that the greater part 1D of the kingdom.

Some think that the O/ LE UD money must be embezzled, others that the churchwardens and overseers consume the greater part of it in dinners. All agree that somehow or other it must be very ill-managed. In short the fact that nearly three millions are collected annually for the poor and yet that their distresses are not removed is LJ LWD the subject of continual astonishment. But a man who sees a little below the surface of things would be very much more astonished if the fact were otherwise than it is observed to be, or even if a ODQ GD ' collection universally of eighteen shillings in the pound, instead of four, were materially to alter it.

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