Mirror of Literature,  7 (1826), 53–54.

Spartan Laws

P T W, pseud.  [Peter T Westcott] *




Population, Political Economy, Physiognomy

    Reporting the Spartan punishment of celibacy, and encouragement of procreation by tax incentives, the author notes: 'This last law would [...] in modern days be a death blow to the Malthus system.' Referring to the Spartan prohibition of travel so as to avoid the infection of 'the licentious customs of other countries', the author drolly regrets that there is not a system for discriminating between the good and bad arriving at the port of Dover, using 'Lavater's Physiognomy'. (53)

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