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A Statistical Account, Or Parochial Survey of Ireland: Drawn Up from the ... - Page vii
by William Shaw Mason - 1814
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Excursions Through Ireland: Comprising Topographical and ..., Volumes 1-3

Thomas Cromwell - 1820
...dilate, with candour, and, as we trust, not entirely without usefulness. The science of statistics has been defined, " the knowledge of the present state...a country, with a view to its future improvement." The accurate developement of this species of knowledge is the avowed object of our labours; and if...
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The Rise and Progress of the City of Glasgow: Comprising an Account of Its ...

James Cleland - 1840 - 90 pages
...and in longitude 4 16' west of Greenwich. STATISTICS: — The term Statistics is employed to denote that department of science which has been defined...which is its object, so as to ascertain its resources, both moral and physical. Statistics become, therefore, the basis of political economy, as they furnish...
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The Cornwall register, containing collections relative to the past and ...

John Wallis - 1847
...worth their while to acquire a competent skill in a science which Sir John Sinclair has defined to be " the knowledge of the present state of a country with a view to its future improvement." Admitting the truth of this definition, Statistics embrace not a bare lesson of figures, but the study...
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The Cornwall Register: Containing Collections Relative to the Past and ...

John Wallis - 1847 - 476 pages
...worth their while to acquire a competent skill in a science which Sir John Sinclair has defined to be " the knowledge of the present state of a country with a view to its future improvement.'''' Admitting the truth of this definition, Statistics embrace not a bare lesson of figures, but the study...
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The Learned Societies and Printing Clubs of the United Kingdom: Being an ...

Abraham Hume - 1853 - 379 pages
...the purpose of procuring, arranging, and publishing Facts in that department of Science which may be defined " the knowledge of the present state of a country, with a view to its future improvement." In prosecuting its objects, the Society excluded from its Transactions all mere opinions. The Members...
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Geography, Science and National Identity: Scotland Since 1520

Charles W. J. Withers - 2001 - 310 pages
...procure, arrange, and publish Facts in that department of Science [statistics], which may be defined [as] "The knowledge of the present state of a country, with a view to its future improvement".'83 Its President was James Cleland, its Councillors included four Glasgow professors...
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