And the awakening of China had given its vast population
not merely free and unlimited access to the means of toil, but access to the highest and most scientific machine-means of toil.
What change of circumstances, time, and a fuller population
of our country may produce, requires a prophetic spirit to declare, which makes no part of my pretensions.
Perhaps a strict average of the world might develop the fact that where one in 1,000 of America's population
dies, two in 1,000 of the other populations
of the earth succumb.
The ratio of increase among all the Polynesian nations is very small; and in some places as yet uncorrupted by intercourse with Europeans, the births would appear not very little to outnumber the deaths; the population
in such instances remaining nearly the same for several successive generations, even upon those islands seldom or never desolated by wars, and among people with whom the crime of infanticide is altogether unknown.
With this end in view, every Sunday during my first year of office I drew the whole population
of the township, willing or unwilling, up on to the mountain, where I myself had traced out on a hard bottom the road between our village and the highway to Grenoble.
Thus the proletariat is recruited from all classes of the population
It may, perhaps, be fairly questioned, whether any other portion of the population
of the earth could have endured the privations, sufferings and horrors of slavery, without having become more degraded in the scale of humanity than the slaves of African descent.
Seeing the ease and security in which these people were living, I felt that this close resemblance of the sexes was after all what one would expect; for the strength of a man and the softness of a woman, the institution of the family, and the differentiation of occupations are mere militant necessities of an age of physical force; where population
is balanced and abundant, much childbearing becomes an evil rather than a blessing to the State; where violence comes but rarely and off-spring are secure, there is less necessity--indeed there is no necessity--for an efficient family, and the specialization of the sexes with reference to their children's needs disappears.
By this time the whole population
had emerged from their hiding-places stealthily, thrusting their heads out first.
I should not think of making a corrupt proposal to you, sir; but if I were Commissioner of Shrimps and Crabs, I might have some influence with the water-front population
, and be able to help you make your fight for Coroner.
For whenever the temper of the Women is thus exasperated by confinement at home or hampering regulations abroad, they are apt to vent their spleen upon their husbands and children; and in the less temperate climates the whole male population
of a village has been sometimes destroyed in one or two hours of simultaneous female outbreak.
Everybody knows that the great reversed triangle of land, with its base in the north and its apex in the south, which is called India, embraces fourteen hundred thousand square miles, upon which is spread unequally a population
of one hundred and eighty millions of souls.
In this manner was the whole male part of the population
of the District of Minas put on board the five transports, stationed in the river Gaspereaux, each vessel being guarded by six non-commissioned officers, and eighty privates.
You could not live among such people; you are stifled for want of an outlet toward something beautiful, great, or noble; you are irritated with these dull men and women, as a kind of population
out of keeping with the earth on which they live,--with this rich plain where the great river flows forever onward, and links the small pulse of the old English town with the beatings of the world's mighty heart.
In one quarter, palaces of marble, laced and, crowned with light and flame and flowers, towered up into her marvellous twilights beautiful, beyond description; in another, a black and sinister polyglot population
sweltered in indescribable congestion in warrens, and excavations beyond the power and knowledge of government.