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TRE A TISE
RECORDS OF THE CREATION,
AND ON THE
MORAL ATTRIBUTES OF THE CREATOR;
PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO THE JEWISH HISTORY,
TO THE CONSISTENCY OF THE PRINCIPLE OF POPULATION WITH
THE WISDOM AND GOODNESS OF THE DEITY.
BY JOHN BIRD SUMNER, D.D.
LORD BISHOP OF CHESTER.
IN TWO VOLUMES.
J. HATCHARD AND SON, 187, PICCADILLY.
Instances from the few Principles employed to execute his
Purposes in the natural World. Attraction, Gasses, Rare-
faction, Condensation, &c.
upon Earth. (Page 16.)
That he might exercise his Faculties and Virtues. Proof,
from the improvable Reason which distinguishes Mankind
without a Situation fit to call it forth.
Effect of a Community of Goods upon the Opportunities of
Virtue. Nature of Virtue examined. Rewardable Vir-
in civil Society Duties of the Rich; of the middle
Statement of the Principle under every Condition of So-
cognition of Property among the existing Families.
Ranks through the Effect of casual Misfortunes, and
striking in the Progress of Civilization.
These Effects dependent upon the relative Ratio of the In-
crease of Population, and of human Sustenance. Their
Consequence, individual Exertion.
Law of Increase, a Law of Design.
Wisdom of the Ordinance.