Local tales and superstitions thrive best in these sheltered, long settled retreats; but are trampled under foot by the shifting throng that forms the population
of most of our country places.
The teachers of Sunday-schools among the manufacturing population
of England, and among plantation-hands in our country, could perhaps testify to the same result, there and here.
Our statistics are at fault: the population
has been returned too large.
It may, perhaps, be fairly questioned, whether any other portion of the population
of the earth could have endured the privations, sufferings and horrors of slavery, without having become more degraded in the scale of humanity than the slaves of African descent.
Then began the rarely lightened toil of the day among the village population
If they would rather die,' said Scrooge, `they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population
The door was then thrown open, and the general population
began to come in, in a long file: several waiting outside, while one entered, affixed his signature, and went out.
He had a bag of money in his pocket, like a pudding in the cloth, and on that property married a young person in bed-furniture, with great rejoicings; the whole population
of Portsmouth (nine in number at the last Census) turning out on the beach, to rub their own hands and shake everybody else's, and sing "Fill, fill
The royal policy had long been to weaken, by every means, legal or illegal, the strength of a part of the population
which was justly considered as nourishing the most inveterate antipathy to their victor.
Well, the superfluous proletariat destroyed, there will remain a population
of capitalists living on gratuitous imports and served by a disaffected retinue.
All the population
was yelling and screaming "Clam-eater
All those who have perished on this mountain are awakening up to-day, as it were from a sleep, and are mounting their horses, and the whole population
are gazing on this unheard-of wonder with joy and amazement.