Black Dwarf,  1 (1817), 183–86.

Letters of the Black Dwarf. The Black Dwarf in London to the Yellow Bonze at Japan

The Black Dwarf, pseud.  [Thomas J Wooler] *


Regular Feature, Letter, Spoof


Political Economy, Class, Population, Radicalism

    Feels increasingly in danger in Britain, and is considering moving to Spain. He sometimes sees fearful happenings in his dreams: 'I see the poor forbidden to marry, lest their offspring should become clamorous to the rich for food. I see Mr. Malthus elected into a divinity, and the great and noble ones of the earth dancing round his altar, on which the comforts of the indigent are the only acceptable sacrifice' (183).

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