That the capacity of multiplication in the human species exceeds even this, is
evident if we consider how great is the ordinary number of children to a family,
where the climate is good and early marriages usual; and how small a proportion
It has been the practice of a great majority of the middle and the poorer classes,
whenever free from external control, to marry as early, and in most countries o, as
many children, as was consistent with maintaining themselves in the condition ...
It was the custom for unmarried labourers to lodge and board with their
employers; it was the custom for married ... by which a parish was charged with
the support of its unemployed poor, rendered landowners averse to promote
In some countries an old standing custom that a girl should not marry until she
had spun and woven for herself an ample ... multiplication is seen by the
diminished number of marriages in the manufacturing districts in years when
trade is bad.
Can he marry or not ? are questions which every man can answer without delay,
doubt, or speculation. ... that causes reckless, improvident marriages in the lower,
as in the higher classes, and produces among us the evils of over-population; ...
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