Annual report of the registrar-general of births, deaths, and marriages in England. v. 30-31, 1867-68, Volumes 30-31

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Great Britain General Registrar Office, 1869
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Page 200 - ... the jury may give such damages as they may think proportioned to the injury resulting from such death, to the parties respectively for whom and for whose benefit such action shall be brought...
Page 202 - There none are swept by sudden fate away, But all whom hunger spares with age decay: Here malice, rapine, accident, conspire, And now a rabble rages, now a fire; Their ambush here relentless ruffians lay, 15 And here the fell attorney prowls for prey; Here falling houses thunder on your head, And here a female atheist talks you dead.
Page 200 - Whereas no action at law is now maintainable against a person who by his wrongful act, neglect, or default may have caused the death of another person, and it is oftentimes right and expedient that the wrongdoer in such case should be answerable in damages for the injury so caused by him...
Page 200 - ENACTED, that every such action shall be for the benefit of the wife, husband, parent, and child of the person whose death shall have been so caused...
Page 213 - The very conditions which diminish the numbers killed in the battle of life diminish the numbers of wounded; and as every single death by violence implies the injury or mutilation of survivors, so nearly all the zymotic diseases leave irreparable traces in the blind, the deaf, the weak in body or brain. By removing the discovered causes of death you at the same time remove conditions which prevent the progress towards perfection of the human race.
Page 239 - practice is so easy, profitable, and safe from all possibility of being detected, as everyone " knows it is. And I know no intelligent man who doubts but the new money goes " this way. Silver and gold, like other commodities, have their ebbings and Sowings : " upon the arrival of quantities from Spain, the Mint commonly gives the best price ; " that is, coined silver for uncoined silver, weight for weight.
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Page 215 - ... order of succession. Physiologists maintain, as we have seen, that each unit of the body, though to a large extent dependent on others, is likewise to a certain extent independent or autonomous, and has the power of increasing by self-division. I go one step further, and assume that each unit casts off free gemmules which are dispersed throughout the system, and are capable under proper conditions of being developed into similar units.
Page 215 - ... the whole mass of blood, weighing many pounds, is infected, and every small particle of that blood contains enough poison to give, within less than forty-eight hours, the disease to another animal'.
Page xxviii - The insufficiency of the national education is the more to be regretted, as the means of education exist, and the funds left for educational purposes, if properly applied, in the charities and public institutions, would, with some assistance from Parliament, supply the children of the poor with the sound knowledge which the scanty earnings of the parents do not enable them to purchase.

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