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ON THE

PRINCIPLE OF POPULATION;

OR, A

VIEW OF ITS PAST AND PRESENT EFFECTS

ON

HUMAN HAPPINESS;

WITH

AN INQUIRY INTO OUR PROSPECTS RESPECTING THE
FUTURE REMOVAL OR MITIGATION OF THE

EVILS WHICH IT OCCASIONS.

By T. R. MALTHUS, A. M.

LATE FELLOW OF JESUS COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE,

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

FIRST AMERICAN, FROM THE THIRD LONDON

EDITION.

WASHINGTON CITY:

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY ROGER CHEW WEIGHTMA.

PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE

1809.

Vault 312 M26€

BOOK IV.

OF OUR FUTURE PROSPECTS RESPECTING THE REMOVAL

OR MITIGATION OF THE EVILS ARISING FROM

THE PRINCIPLE OF POPULATION.

Page.

CHAP. I. Of moral Restraint, and our Obligation to

practice this Virtue,

297

II. Of the Effects which would result to So.

ciety from the Prevalence of this

Virtue,

315

III. Of the only effectual Mode of improving

the Condition of the Poor,

331

IV. Objections to this mode considered, 343

V. Of the Consequences of pursuing the op-

posite Mode,

353

VI. Effects of the Knowledge of the Principle

Cause of Poverty on Civil Liberty, 367

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