The Anglo-Saxon Volume 2

The Anglo-Saxon Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ...virtue and happiness, the necessities which it creates being the motive to work and effort, the source of both. As to institutions, when connected with individual virtue, they are the greatest checks to vice and misery. Int.--But what say you to the increased and increasing prolongation of human life? Res.--It is not a material difficulty, and it may be left till there shall appear some probability of Condorcet's absurd idea of indefinite prolongation being realised. In the mean-time we refer you to the Registrar-General and the Insurance Companies. Int.--But the enormous increase of vice and misery, criminals, paupers, overflowing prisons, workhouses, Tooting establishments, 1400 innocents three in a bed, sleeping and dying--do not these social evils, staring you in the face and striking you with horror, forbid you to discuss such subjects? Res.--We view such things with inexpressible grief and pain; but we see your drift. You would enlarge and perpetuate these breeding-places of vice and misery. We stoutly assert that there are and must be many other and better means of meeting these evils than this way of degeneration of degenerate and miserablo mortals, as if it were the degeneration of unclean animals. You Giants and Poor-Law Commissioners will sanction and perpetuate them if you can. Extension of Workhouses and Prisons you more zealously affect than extension of Churches. You would spend millions to extend unnaturalism, and not a farthing to spread faith, hope, and charity. Nothing seems to daunt you in your Giant monomania, to call it by the most favourable name. Eminent and responsible Physicians on scientific grounds declare that, under no possible circumstance of climate, clothing, or diet, however favourable, can such a system...show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236914740
  • 9781236914743