Hilaire Belloc

Here you will find the Poem On Vital Statistics of poet Hilaire Belloc

On Vital Statistics

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.