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Causes of Increase and Variations in the
Amount of the Poor's Rate
86 ib. 88 90 91 92 ib.
Effects of the Mal-administration of the Poor
Laws on Morals and Industry
95 ib. 96 ib. 97 ib.
Effect of the Mal-administration of the Poor
Laws on Population Effect upon
the Number of Births Effect of a contrary System Errors committed in attempts to establish a
Rate of Increase
98 ib. 99
Agricultural Labourers not contemplated by
the 43 Eliz. Abuses greatest in Agricultural Counties Questions put to the Judges as to the Legality
of the Practice
106 107 108 110 112 113 114
115 ib. ib. 116 117
ib. 118 ib.
How of no Importance
| We have enjoyed seventeen
peace, during which our shipping, and our exports of home produce and manufacture, have increased in a greater proportion than ever they did in any previous period of our history ; yet distress has, nevertheless, prevailed generally throughout the country, and particularly in the agricultural districts. A transition from war to peace has always produced a revulsion, as a transition from peace to war has done, and to the extent of the revulsion there always has been distress; but such distress has heretofore passed away with the consequences of the revulsion which produced it. It was reserved for our times, that distress should not only continue, but should increase, throughout so long a period of peace.
But distress is not confined to Great Britain. It prevails in every country in Europe. It is only felt more severely in Great Britain than in other countries, except France, in which it is felt still more severely than it is in Great Britain.