Particular Answers to the Most Material Objections Made to the Proposal Humbly Presented to His Majesty, for Relieving, Reforming, and Employing All the Poor of Great Britain

Particular Answers to the Most Material Objections Made to the Proposal Humbly Presented to His Majesty, for Relieving, Reforming, and Employing All the Poor of Great Britain

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1722 edition. Excerpt: ...and SUCH Conveniences of Life, as can't be purchased, within the "Bills of Mortality, for TWENTY FIVE POUNDS per Head, per Ann. It's then reasonable to suppose, that these capable Poor, thus rewarded and encouraged to work, will do MORE WORK, and their Work much better, than the Poor, under those Objectors Scheme, who being allow'd but ten Pounds per Head per Ann. arc thereby.starvingly maintain'd, and so dlscourag'd from working-And it's a just Observation, Effects of those two very different Schemes, tor 'Relieving, Reforming, and Employing all the Poor of Great 'Britain; and I have then made some farther Observations upon those two very different Proposals. But, in order to make the better Judgment of those two different Proposals, or of any other Proposal, which, for those charitable Purposes, may be presented; J first beg leave to repeat some of those Axioms, or Principal Considerations, relating to the Poor, and to add some few others relating thereunto--And I believe, that molt Gentlemen, who either have, or shall spend any serious thoughts upon considering the Premises, will confess, that whatever Scheme, for Relieving and Governing the Poor, shall appear molt likely to answer those PRINCIPALS, or TESTS, will be the most probable to make the now miserable, chargeable, unprofitable, and criminal Poor, as HAPPY as their respective Circumstances wiWadmi /, and as SERVICEABLE to the Publick, as their respective Capacities can be made. But before I give those TOUCHSTONES, I shall mention THREE things, which, I presume, all Men mult admit to be true, (viz ) i. THAT to Relieve, Reform, and Employ the Poor only within the Bills of Mortality, would necessarily require several Hundred 'Thousand Pounds to be advanced, - to to begin and...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
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  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236637070
  • 9781236637079