The Progress of Society

J. Murray, 1830 - 411 pàgines

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Pàgina 226 - Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen ; for we be brethren. Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me : if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right ; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.
Pàgina 328 - In the first twenty-five years the population would be twenty-two millions, and the food being also doubled, the means of subsistence would be equal to this increase. In the next twe.ntyfive years the population would be forty-four millions, and the means of subsistence only equal to the support of thirty-three millions.
Pàgina 202 - A man's children or nearest relations are usually about him on his death-bed, and are the earliest witnesses of his decease. They become therefore generally the next immediate occupants, till at length in process of time this frequent usage ripened into general law.
Pàgina xiv - The Evidence that there is a Being, all-powerful, wise, and good, by whom everything exists ; and particularly, to obviate difficulties regarding the wisdom and goodness of the Deity; and this...
Pàgina 201 - ... the universal law of almost every nation (which is a kind of secondary law of nature) has either given the dying person a power of continuing his property, by disposing of his possessions by will; or, in case he neglects to dispose of it, or is not permitted to make any...
Pàgina 133 - ... corn, when considered only in this point of view, will be different on almost every different field. How then, it may be asked, can its intrinsic value be ascertained over a vast tract of country, possessing a diversity of soils, of various degrees of fertility? and how shall matters be so managed, as that all the rearers of it shall draw nearly the same price for their grain, and have nearly the same profits? "All this is effected in the easiest and most natural manner, by means of rent. Rent...
Pàgina 350 - ... all comparison more dreadful, When the common people of a country live principally upon the dearest grain, as they do in England on wheat, they have great resources in a scarcity; and barley, oats, rice, cheap soups, and potatoes, all present themselves as less expensive yet at the same time wholesome means of nourishment; but when their habitual food is the lowest in this scale, they appear to be absolutely without resource, except in the bark of trees, like the poor Swedes; and a great portion...
Pàgina 328 - ... increase. In the next twenty-five years, the population would be forty-four millions, and the means of subsistence only equal to the support of thirty-three millions. In the next period the population would be eighty-eight millions, and the means of subsistence just equal to the support of half that number.
Pàgina 201 - For, naturally speaking, the instant a man ceases to be, he ceases to have any dominion: else, if he had a right to dispose of his acquisitions one moment beyond his life, he would also have a right to direct their disposal for a million of ages after him, which would be highly absurd and inconvenient.
Pàgina 275 - Grogram-Yarn, and other Goods brought from Turkey. V. Foreign Materials, wrought up here into such Goods as would otherwise be imported ready manufactured, is a means of saving Money to the Nation ; and if saving is getting, that Trade which procures such Materials ought to be look'd upon as profitable : Such is the Importation of Hemp, Flax, and Raw-Silk.

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