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" ... abstaining from marriage till we are in a condition to support a family, with a perfectly moral conduct during that period, is the strict line of duty; and when revelation is taken into the question, this duty undoubtedly receives very powerful confirmation. "
An Essay on the Principle of Population, as it Affects the Future ... - Page 330
by Thomas Robert Malthus - 1809
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An Essay on the Principle of Population: Or, A View of Its Past ..., Volume 2

Thomas Robert Malthus - Malthusianism - 1806 - 578 pages
...conclufion, that moral reftrajnt, or the abftaining from marriage till we are in a condition to fupport a family, with a perfectly moral conduct during that period, is the ftric"l line of duty ; and when revelation is taken into the queftion, this duty undoubtedly receives...
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A Reply to the Essay on Population: By the Rev. T. R. Malthus. In a Series ...

William Hazlitt - Malthusianism - 1807 - 394 pages
...es" cape the conclusion that moral restraint, till we are •*' in a condition to support a family, is the strict line " of duty ; and when revelation...the " question, this duty undoubtedly receives very pow** erful confirmation. At the same time, I believe " that few of my readers can be less sanguine...
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A Reply to the Essay on Population: By the Rev. T. R. Malthus. In a Series ...

William Hazlitt - Malthusianism - 1807 - 386 pages
...to es" cape the conclusion that moral restraint, till we are " "in a condition to support a family, is the strict line " of duty; and when revelation...the " question, this duty undoubtedly receives very pow*' Ğrful confirmation. At the same time, I believe " that few of my readers can be less sanguine...
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A Reply to the Essay on Population: By the Rev. T. R. Malthus. In a Series ...

William Hazlitt - Malthusianism - 1807 - 386 pages
...to es" cape the conclusion that moral restraint, till we are " in a condition to support a family, is the strict line " of duty ; and when revelation...the " question, this duty undoubtedly receives very pow" erful confirmation. At the same time, I believe " that few of my readers can be less sanguine...
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An Essay on the Principle of Population: bk 3, ch. 13 - bk. 4

Thomas Robert Malthus - Birth control - 1817 - 512 pages
...possible for any person who acknowledges the principle of utility, as the great criterion of moral rules, to escape the conclusion, that moral restraint, or...believe that few of my readers can be less sanguine than I am in their expectations of any sudden and great change in the general conduct of men on this...
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The Elements of Social Science ...

George Drysdale - 1861 - 622 pages
...restraint is the strict line of duty ; and this is strengthened and confirmed by the dictates of religion. At the same time, I believe that few of my readers can be less sanguine in their expectation of any great change in the conduct of men than I am." "The duty is intelligible to the...
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The elements of social science; or, Physical, sexual, and natural religion ...

George Drysdale - Birth control - 1861 - 616 pages
...restraint is the strict line of duty ; and this is strengthened and confirmed by the dictates of religion. At the same time, I believe that few of my readers can be less sanguine in their expectation of any great change in the conduct of men than I am." "The duty is intelligible to the...
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The University Magazine, Volume 2

1878 - 794 pages
...is the encouragement given us ? " Moral restraint," says Mr. Malthus, " is the strict line of duty. At the same time, I believe that few of my readers can be less sanguine than I am in their expectation of any sudden and great change in the general conduct of men on this...
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The Dublin University Magazine: A Literary and Political Journal, Volume 92

1878 - 802 pages
...is the encouragement given us ? " Moral restraint," says Mr. Malthus, " is the strict line of duty. At the same time, I believe that few of my readers can be less sanguine than I am in their .expectation of any sudden and great change in the general conduct of men on this...
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Readings in Social Problems

Albert Benedict Wolfe - Social problems - 1916 - 828 pages
...possible for any person who acknowledges the principle of utility as the great criterion of moral rules, to escape the conclusion that moral restraint, or...believe that few of my readers can be less sanguine than I am in their expectations of any sudden and great change in the general conduct of men on this...
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