An estimate of the comparative strength of Britain during the present and four preceding reigns; and of the losses of her trade ... since the Revolution. To which is added an essay on population, by the lord chief justice Hale

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Page 113 - Before her dance; behind her crawl the Old! See thronging Millions to the Pagod run, And offer Country, Parent, Wife, or Son! Hear her black Trumpet thro' the Land proclaim, That "Not to be corrupted is the Shame.
Page 44 - London produceth fewer people than in the country, yet London in general having a greater proportion of breeders is more prolific than the other great towns, and the great towns are more prolific than the country. 2. That if the people of London of all ages were as long lived as those in the country, London would increase in people much faster pro rato than the country.
Page 216 - A COMPARATIVE VIEW of the Number of HOUSES, in each County of England and Wales, as they appeared in the Hearth-books of Lady-day 1690; as they were made up at die Tax-office, in 1 708-1 750-1 78 1 ; and, as they appear from the enumeration Counties No.
Page 46 - The activity and ardour which the civil commotions of the country had excited, began now to be turned to the arts of peace. The several manufactures and new productions of husbandry that were introduced from abroad, before the Revolution, not only formed a new epoch, but evince a vigorous application to the useful arts, in the intermediate period. The common highways were repaired and enlarged, and rivers were deepened for the purposes of water conveyance, while foreign trade was increased by opening...
Page 39 - Head. 600 Millions. 3. The several Distinctions of the People, as to Males, & Females, Married, and unmarried, Children, Servants, & Sojourners That the 5 Millions and a half of Souls in England Including the Transitory People, & vagrants, appear by the assessm." on Marriages Births and Burials, to bear the following proportions in Relation to Males & Females viz.
Page 125 - England remained almost in their ancient condition, even as late as 1752, and 1754, when the traveller seldom saw a turnpike, for two hundred miles, after leaving the vicinity of London.
Page 31 - But since the attaining thereof (how necessary and desirable soever) is next to impossible, we must content ourselves with such near approaches to it as the grounds we have to go upon will enable us to make.
Page 41 - Christi 1066 The Kingdome had somewhere above Two Mill.' of People; That a. 1260 or about 200 Years after the Norman conquest the Kingdome had 2,750,000 People, or half the present Number so that the People of England have doubled in about 435 Years last past; That in Probability the next doubling of the People of England will be in about 600 years to come, or by the year of our Lord 2300. At which time it will have 1 1 Mill.
Page 30 - ... the intercourse of things being so established throughout the world, that there is a perpetual derivation of all that can be necessary for mankind.
Page 297 - The whole number of country banks in England was unknown ; their capitals, and characters, were unknown : Their imprudence only was known, which had already fhaken their own credit.

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