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(without typos) from the publisher. 1815. Not illustrated. Excerpt:
... CHAPTER VII. WILL POPULATION CONTINUE ALWAYS, ON THE WHOLE,
1NCREAS--ING? OR IS ITS PROGRESS, JN THE CIRCUMSTANCES NATURALLT
CONNECTED WITH IT, INFINITE, OR LIMITED ONLY BY A FAILURE THE DUE
QUANTITY OF SUBSISTENCE? Having answered the question, Has
population been hitherto Always, on the whole, increasing? in the
affirmative; we have next to answer, if we can, the other question,
Will it always, oil the whole, hereafter increase, till subsistence
fails? Some may think that the answer to this is naturally involved
in that of the former, and that as we can only conjecture what will
be from what has been, we are warranted in answering, that it will
continue to increase, either till the present system of things is
altered, or till it is checked by a deficiency of subsistence.
This, however, is to take for granted, that the circumstances of
population will always remain somewhat similar to what they have
been: but this can by no means be admitted in one essential point.
The most powerful of all the depopulating causes, which arises
naturally out of an increase of population itsetf, will hereafter"
continue increasing in influence in proportion as the population
becomes more crowded, till it operates universally with a force
never yet felt, but in some small highly-peopled states. On the
other hand, some of the most powerful stimulative populating
causes, as those arising from new colonizations, will in the same
degree lose their vigour, till they entirely fail. Not only all the
regular, but all the occasional depopulating causes, have hitherto
been overpowed by the regular populating ones, assisted Ey the
occasional. The various states of society, existing over the extent
of the globe, admitted this. Population has been. able not only to
oppose the effects of peace ...
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