Edinburgh Review,  1 (1802–03), 61–63.

Art. VII. [Review of An Inquiry into the Causes and Effects of Emigration, by Alexander Irvine]

[Francis Horner] *



Publications reviewed:

Irvine 1802


Political Economy, Population

    The reviewer observes that since Alexander Irvine is a clergyman well-placed to gather local information, he had expected 'instruction on a very interesting topic in the political economy of Scotland'. Instead, the author 'has preferred fine writing to inquiry; and his reader, who looks for facts, will in vain peruse a tedious volume of eloquence' (61–62).

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