A Modest Proposal / For Preventing The Children Of Poor People In Ireland, From ...Etc Vocabulary List

abortion

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There is likewise another great advantage in my scheme, that it will prevent those voluntary abortions, and that horrid practice of women murdering their bastard children, alas!

annually

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There only remain an hundred and twenty thousand children of poor parents annually born.

annum

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Fourthly, The constant breeders, besides the gain of eight shillings sterling per annum by the sale of their children, will be rid of the charge of maintaining them after the first year.

babe

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too frequent among us, sacrificing the poor innocent babes, I doubt, more to avoid the expence than the shame, which would move tears and pity in the most savage and inhuman breast.

bastard

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There is likewise another great advantage in my scheme, that it will prevent those voluntary abortions, and that horrid practice of women murdering their bastard children, alas!

breeder

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Fourthly, The constant breeders, besides the gain of eight shillings sterling per annum by the sale of their children, will be rid of the charge of maintaining them after the first year.

brevity

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But this, and many others, I omit, being studious of brevity.

calculate

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I desire the reader will observe, that I calculate my remedy for this one individual Kingdom of Ireland, and for no other that ever was, is, or, I think, ever can be upon Earth.

cheap

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After all, I am not so violently bent upon my own opinion, as to reject any offer, proposed by wise men, which shall be found equally innocent, cheap, easy, and effectual.

circulate

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And the money will circulate among our selves, the goods being entirely of our own growth and manufacture.

devoured

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I grant this food will be somewhat dear, and therefore very proper for landlords, who, as they have already devoured most of the parents, seem to have the best title to the children.

digressed

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I have too long digressed, and therefore shall return to my subject.

discoursing

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A very worthy person, a true lover of his country, and whose virtues I highly esteem, was lately pleased, in discoursing on this matter, to offer a refinement upon my scheme.

effectual

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After all, I am not so violently bent upon my own opinion, as to reject any offer, proposed by wise men, which shall be found equally innocent, cheap, easy, and effectual.

emulation

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We should soon see an honest emulation among the married women, which of them could bring the fattest child to the market.

encrease

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I have reckoned upon a medium, that a child just born will weigh 12 pounds, and in a solar year, if tolerably nursed, encreaseth to 28 pounds.

enforced

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Sixthly, This would be a great inducement to marriage, which all wise nations have either encouraged by rewards, or enforced by laws and penalties.

enumerated

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Many other advantages might be enumerated.

esteem

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A very worthy person, a true lover of his country, and whose virtues I highly esteem, was lately pleased, in discoursing on this matter, to offer a refinement upon my scheme.

fattest

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We should soon see an honest emulation among the married women, which of them could bring the fattest child to the market.

fourthly

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Fourthly, The constant breeders, besides the gain of eight shillings sterling per annum by the sale of their children, will be rid of the charge of maintaining them after the first year.

hopeful

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And as to the young labourers, they are now in almost as hopeful a condition.

horrid

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There is likewise another great advantage in my scheme, that it will prevent those voluntary abortions, and that horrid practice of women murdering their bastard children, alas!

humbly

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I shall now therefore humbly propose my own thoughts, which I hope will not be liable to the least objection.

inducement

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Sixthly, This would be a great inducement to marriage, which all wise nations have either encouraged by rewards, or enforced by laws and penalties.

inhuman

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too frequent among us, sacrificing the poor innocent babes, I doubt, more to avoid the expence than the shame, which would move tears and pity in the most savage and inhuman breast.

labourer

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And as to the young labourers, they are now in almost as hopeful a condition.

landlord

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I grant this food will be somewhat dear, and therefore very proper for landlords, who, as they have already devoured most of the parents, seem to have the best title to the children.

lately

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A very worthy person, a true lover of his country, and whose virtues I highly esteem, was lately pleased, in discoursing on this matter, to offer a refinement upon my scheme.

lessen

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I can think of no one objection, that will possibly be raised against this proposal, unless it should be urged, that the number of people will be thereby much lessened in the kingdom.

lessened

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I can think of no one objection, that will possibly be raised against this proposal, unless it should be urged, that the number of people will be thereby much lessened in the kingdom.

maturely

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But before something of that kind shall be advanced in contradiction to my scheme, and offering a better, I desire the author or authors will be pleased maturely to consider two points.

miscarry

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I again subtract fifty thousand, for those women who miscarry, or whose children die by accident or disease within the year.

murdering

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There is likewise another great advantage in my scheme, that it will prevent those voluntary abortions, and that horrid practice of women murdering their bastard children, alas!

nursed

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I have reckoned upon a medium, that a child just born will weigh 12 pounds, and in a solar year, if tolerably nursed, encreaseth to 28 pounds.

propose

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which, as I have already said, under the present situation of affairs, is utterly impossible by all the methods hitherto proposed.

raiment

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First, As things now stand, how they will be able to find food and raiment for a hundred thousand useless mouths and backs.

reared

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The question therefore is, How this number shall be reared, and provided for?

reckon

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I have reckoned upon a medium, that a child just born will weigh 12 pounds, and in a solar year, if tolerably nursed, encreaseth to 28 pounds.

reckoned

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I have reckoned upon a medium, that a child just born will weigh 12 pounds, and in a solar year, if tolerably nursed, encreaseth to 28 pounds.

refinement

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A very worthy person, a true lover of his country, and whose virtues I highly esteem, was lately pleased, in discoursing on this matter, to offer a refinement upon my scheme.

sacrificing

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too frequent among us, sacrificing the poor innocent babes, I doubt, more to avoid the expence than the shame, which would move tears and pity in the most savage and inhuman breast.

shilling

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Thus the squire will learn to be a good landlord, and grow popular among his tenants, the mother will have eight shillings neat profit, and be fit for work till she produces another child.

sixthly

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Sixthly, This would be a great inducement to marriage, which all wise nations have either encouraged by rewards, or enforced by laws and penalties.

studious

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But this, and many others, I omit, being studious of brevity.

subtract

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I again subtract fifty thousand, for those women who miscarry, or whose children die by accident or disease within the year.

tolerably

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I have reckoned upon a medium, that a child just born will weigh 12 pounds, and in a solar year, if tolerably nursed, encreaseth to 28 pounds.

violently

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After all, I am not so violently bent upon my own opinion, as to reject any offer, proposed by wise men, which shall be found equally innocent, cheap, easy, and effectual.

weigh

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I have reckoned upon a medium, that a child just born will weigh 12 pounds, and in a solar year, if tolerably nursed, encreaseth to 28 pounds.

youngest

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I have no children, by which I can propose to get a single penny; the youngest being nine years old, and my wife past child-bearing.