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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 of ...
... classes in Great Britain may be, it certainly is not the small number of births to a
marriage. * This treatise is an example, such as not unfrequently 208 BOOK I.
CHAPTER X. §8. By what checks the increase of population is practically limited,
... two have been found strong enough, in the generality of mankind, to counteract
the tendency to increase. 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, ...
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
... seen and known elements in a man's calculation upon his means of
subsistence. Can his square of land, or can it not, subsist a family ? Can he marry
or not ? are questions which every man can answer without delay, doubt, or
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