The Malthusian Handbook

The Malthusian Handbook : Designed to Induce Married People to Limit Their Families Within Their Means (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Malthusian Handbook: Designed to Induce Married People to Limit Their Families Within Their Means It is not as defendant that I plead to you to-day - not simply as defending myself do I stand here - but I speak as counsel for hundreds of the poor, and it is they for whom I defend this case. My clients are scattered up and down through the length and breadth of the land I find them amongst the poor, amongst whom I have been so much; I find my clients amongst the fathers, who see their wage ever reducing, and prices ever rising; I find my clients amongst the mothers worn out with over-frequent child-bearing, and with two or three little ones around too young to guard them selves, while they have no time to guard them. It is enough for a woman at home to have the care, the clothing, the training of a large family of young children to look to; but it is a harder task when oftentimes the mother, who should be at home with her little ones, has to go out and work in the fields for wage to feed them when her presence is needed in the house. I find my clients emcee. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 86g
  • English
  • 13 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243326238
  • 9780243326235