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  1. In a later letter he declared that, considering these promising prospects for the future, he contemplated abandoning his studies in order to consecrate himself completely to the publishing of my works; two or three plays a year, he thought, I should with ease be able to write, and according to a calculation of probabilities he had made he had discovered that with our surplus we should at no distant time be able to undertake the journey so often agreed upon or discussed, through Europe and the Orient. - "Early Plays Catiline, The Warrior's Barrow, Olaf Liljekrans" by Henrik Ibsen
  2. Portugal had no surplus population to spare for settling her new territories, and- not to speak of Brazil- she had a far richer trade to develop in western India than anything which Africa could offer. - "Impressions of South Africa" by James Bryce