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On Vital Statistics

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Written by: Hilaire Belloc | Biography
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 Ill fares the land to hast'ning ills a prey (1) 
Where wealth accumulates and men decay.
' But how much more unfortunate are those Where wealth declines and population grows! (1)This line is execrable; and I note it.
I quote it as the faulty poet wrote it.


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