Observations on Reversionary Payments: On Schemes for Providing Annuities for Widows, and for Persons in Old Age; on the Method of Calculating the Values of Assurances on Lives; and on the National Debt ... Essays on Different Subjects in the Doctrine of Life Annuities and Political Arithmetick ...
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Page 334 - ... it is by no means strictly proper to consider our diseases as the original intention of nature. They are, without doubt, in general our own creation. Were there a country where the inhabitants led lives entirely natural and virtuous, few of them would die without measuring out the whole period of...
Page 335 - Directions for impregnating Water with FIXED AIR, in order to communicate to it the peculiar Spirit and Virtues of PYRMONT WATER, and other Mineral Waters of a fimilar Nature, is.
Page 341 - ... without concern, going on with schemes that have been demonstrated to be insufficient, and sure to end in confusion and calamity? One so. boasts that it consists of noo members ; and another that it possesses an income of ¿8500 pa What is this but shamelessly boasting of the extensive mischief they aie doing ? Some time ago they might have pleaded ignorance ; but this is a plea they cannot now make.
Page 341 - ... of the values of the annuities they promise. Afterwards they advance gradually, just as if they imagined that the value of the annuities was nothing determinate, but increased with every increase of the society. But, as no ignorance can believe this, the true design appears to be, to form soon as large a society as possible, by leading the unwary to endeavour to be foremost in their applications, lest the advantage of getting in on the easiest terms should be lost.
Page 335 - But in towns it is, probably, confumed fafter than it can be adequately reftored ; and the larger the town is, or the more the inhabitants are crouded together, the more this inconvenience muft take place.
Page x - Finding, therefore, that the public wanted information on this subject, I was led to undertake this work, imagining that it might be soon finished, and that all I could say might be brought into a very narrow compass.
Page 252 - ... born, as in other Tables, but of all the inhabitants of London at the time they enter it, whether that be at birth, or at 20 years of age. The expectations, therefore, and the values of London lives under 20, cannot be calculated from this Table. But it may be very eafily fitted for this purpofe by finding the number of births...
Page 268 - For it should be observed that at NORTHAMPTON the number of female children was, in 1746, greater than the number of male children, in the proportion of 759 to 624. — The greater mortality of males, therefore, takes place among children. But this, together with the greater mortality in general of males at all ages, will more particularly appear from the following recital of facts.