The Edinburgh Review; Or Critical Journal Volume 233-234

The Edinburgh Review; Or Critical Journal Volume 233-234

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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. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ... neighbours the vh_l burden of his recklessness. This just and reasonable provision would not encourage childlessness, which no one desires to see; but it would be an effective check upon large families. Unless the devastating torrent of children can be stemmed, our condition will certainly go from bad to worse. But 1 mere check on population will not solve the problem how_We are to return to a more natural and healthy type of civilisationThe remedy may be partly in our own hands. If, fol' centsXamPl' we chose to clothe ourselves in homespuns which would last half a life-time instead of in cheap machine-made garments which wear out in two or three years, one old industry might be revived. There is much to be said for-making national dressreforrn a practical question. Women would no doubt resist it furiously, and it could not be forced upon them; but the Inflle sex cannot be enamoured of the ugly, costly and inconvenlfm garments which fashion compels them to wear. An exhibition of new costumes would be very interesting, and would be p0P11_l'" enough to cover expenses. There are many other ways in Whlch life could be simplified; and every unnecessary concession to fashion increases our slavery to the machine. We have seen 3 welcome improvement in the furniture of living rooms, which ' years ago were so encumbered with useless tables and rs and cheap ornaments that there was hardly room to turn.d. We ought to accustom ourselves to think of the conditions: r which everything that we buy is produced. We should take much more pleasure in a hand-made article, with some riduality in it, than in a standardised product of a great ry, which speaks of nothing but soulless and irksome labour. re are still opportunities of encouraginshow more

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  • Paperback | 284 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 513g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236872436
  • 9781236872432