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III. Prescribes a mode of applica- and should such widow marry again, tion for admission to the Society, by it empowers the managers to expend letter addressed to the Preses, to lie Ten Pounds per annum, in educaring till next quarter-day, when the elec- any children that may exist of the tion is made by ballot, the person first marriage. elected paying entry-money agreeably VIII. Any member being incato the following table, and producing pable of going about his ordinary ema certificate of his age.
ployment, or being prisoner of war,
to be paid Twenty Pounds sterling per Years. Money. Years. Money. annum during such illness or capti25... £.16, 16s. 38... £.21, los. vity. 26... 17, Os. 39...
ix. No money to be lent on 27... 17, 6s.
40... 22, 18s. personal security, nor any sums to be 28... 17, 10s. 41... 23, 10s. voted out of the funds towards any 29... 18, 35. 42... 23, 155. other institution, public erection, or 30... 18, 12s,
43... 24, 115. for any political, civil, or religious 19, Os. 44... 24, 18s. purpose whatever, but applied solely 32... 19, 10s. 45... 25, 5s. to the purpose of the association.
25, 12s. X. Points out the Manner in 34... 20, 4s. 47...
26, Os. which the Treasurer is to intromit 35... 20, 105. 48... 26, 12s. with the Funds. 36... 20, 18s. 49...
Os. XI. Any new regulation or bye. 37... 21, 5s. 50... 27, 18s. law, to be proponed one quarter-day,
and voted upon the next. IV. Fixes the quarterly payment Statement ofthe Funds of the Symof Landmen at 20s, and Seamen at pathetic Society, from its institution 30s. with fines in case of neglect,
19th September 1808 to 31st DecemN. B. It is in contemplation to reduce ber 1812. the quarterly payments one half.
RECEIPTS, 1809, V. In case any member enter his Entry money
£.738 16 0 majesty's service by sea or by land, Quarterly payments. he continues to enjoy all the benefits January, £.39 10 O of the society, on paying 40s. per
April, 99 100 quarter' during the period of such July, 40 00 service.
October, 44 10 0 VI, Provides, that on the decease
163 10 0 of a member, Five Pounds sterling Interest
12 9 1 shall be paid to his Widow in lieu of Fines
0 12 6 funeral charges.
£.915 7 7 N. B. Formerly this article allowed
a member £.2 10s. on the Death of his Wife, and £,1 10s. on the death
1810. of a child, which was discontinued, Balance from 1809, £.880 15 5 as none of the members were really in want in such cases.
Entry money :
88 2 0
Quarterly Payments. VII. Provides, that upon the death January, £.46 00 of a member, his widow shall be paid April, 46 0 0 Twenty Pounds sterling per annum, July, - 47 10 0 and that either quarterly, half yearly, October, 47 10 0 or yearly, as she shall think proper ;
Half year's rent of shop
EXPENDITURE. on Leith Walk, - . £.11 OO Interest on heritable bond, 10 0 0
1809. - from Banks,
12 13 8 Annuities to Fines,
count, 3 6 6 1811.
Stationer's acBalance from 1810, £.1095 12 4
1 12 2 Entry Money,
823 00 Charter chest, 3 30 Quarterly payments.
0 10 6 January, £.47 10 O
34 12 2 April, 57 00
Amount of funds DecemJuly, - 62 0 0
ber 31st 1809,
880 15 5 October, 67 00 233 10 0
£.915 Feu - duties in Portland Place, 42 2 0
1810. Half year's rent of shop on Leith Walk,
12 10 O Annuities to Interest on he
widows, £.25 00 ritable bond, 14 8 2
Funerals, 16 10 O British Linen
Printer's ac38 Company, · 15
1 6 0 Leith Bank, 17 13 7
Officer's fee, 1 6 3 Commercial
Small charges, 016 Bank, 8 4
44 3 9 49 13 9 Amount of funds Decem. Fines,
2 7 6
1095 12 4 £.1758 15 7
£.1139 16 1
1811. Balance from 1811, £.1706 11 6 Entry money, ·
218 18 0 Annuities to Quarterly payments.
widows, £.40 00 January, *£.66 00
Funeral of a April, 70 10 ()
member, - 5 00 July, -- 75 10 0
Printer's acOctober, 75 10 0
count, 4 0
287 100 Stationer's acFeu - dutic; in Portland
0 12 7 Place,
42 00 Officer's fee, 2. 2 0 Rent of shop on Leith
Small charges, 0 9 6 Walk; · 25 0 0
41 Interest on heritable bond, 34 4 11 Amount of funds Decem. Leith Bank, 10 8 0 ber 31st 1811,
1706 11 6 Commercial Bank, 10 10 5 Fines, 0 10 0
£.1758 15 7
£.2385 12 10
of whom, the original promoters of
the institution have the satisfaction to Annuities to
sce in some degree provided for from widows £.65 00
its funds*, and I feel confident it must Funeral of a
yield you peculiar pleasure to commember 5 00
municate to the public, how an unPresent to
dertaking so laudable has progresSecretary, 27 10 6
sed. Printer's account, 2 0 0
At a general meeting held on Stationer's ac
Monday the 4th instant, the following count, 0 14 any
members were appointed Managers Officer's fee,
for the current year: 2 20 Expences at
Messrs John Dryden, Preses. meetings, 2 13 0
Alexander Taylor, Treasurer. Small charges, 0 7 9
John C. Peat, Secretary. 105 7 10
A. Neilson Lamb, Amount of funds, Decem
James Wright, junior ber 31, 1812, per Ab
Francis Ord, stract, 2230 5 0
John Baldwin, £.2335 12 10
Abstract of the funds of the Sympathetic Society the 31st of Decem
Your obedient servant, ber 1812.
J. G. P.
Leith, Shop on Leith walk, rented at £.25 per
8th Jan. 1813. annum,
€.252 15 2 Feus in Portland Place, North Leith, £.42 per
General View of the Principles of annum, 560 00
PANTOMIME. Lent on heritable security, bearing 5 per cent.
Continued from last vol. page 928. interest.
1000 0 0 Interest due on ditto at
IN the affection of desire, the body this date,
34 4 11
is impelled towards the desired Leith Banking Compa
165 80 Commercial Bank of, Scotland,
212 18 9 * One of these, Captain James Blyth, of In the Treasurer's hands, 18 2 the smaack Hazard, lost his life in attempt
ing to prevent his vessel from receiving da£.2230 50
mage in the river Thames, having got entangled in a coil of the cable, which nearly cut him in two. The Edinburgh and Leith shipping company, in whose employ he was,
wi a generosity which does them great hoThe Society at present consists of sixty-one members, having lost four equal to the annuity she enjoys from the
, since its commencement, the families Sympathetic.
object, and the part which is to enjoy rible project, which a man himself is farthest advanced : in like manner, forms, may make him recoil with in movements of aversion, the body terror, when he is not yet familiarized avoids the object which inspires it, with what is dreadful in it. and the part most threatened, and Many may have observed, that it most suffering, is always first with- is a natural movement to recoil, when drawn.
any thing incredible is related. Is If the cause of the aversion occu this because error, being an evil to the pies a determinate place, aversion in- mind, is filed from as a frightful obclines to fly from that place : if it is ject as soon as it is known. not perfectly determined, the man A very strong surprise, even when feels uncertainty, and the desire of it is agreeable, has something which knowing the proximity, the qualities, borders on terror. Thus, at the first the greatness of the evil, is united sight of a friend, whom we believed with that of self-preservation. If the either dead, or in a distant country, evil appears not incapable of being the first movement is to draw back ; removed, a second desire excites to the eyes are opened wider than ordirepel it, and to exert all our strength nary, as if to assure ourselves that it to guard against it.
is really he : frequently, however, the The first of these desires has much arms advance to embrace the object, share in the expression of terror; it at the very time that the body retires; makes the eyes be considerably open- and whilst the expression of the eyes ed, to know better the object with resembles that of terror, the mouth which we are threatened. The se- smiles, and joy is pictured on it. cond is manifested as long as fear, not Anger gives strength to all the ex. having entirely subjugated the man, terior parts of the body; but it arms leaves some activity to his muscles. principally those which are fitted to It is observed, above all, when ob. attack, to seize, to destroy. Swolstacles
oppose his flight, or when the len by the blood and the humours, danger is too near to allow him the which rush tbither abundantly, they hope of avoiding it.
are agitated with a convulsive movea Terror seems, at least in certain ment; the hands, by violent contraccases, to be composed of astonishment, tions; and the teeth, by horrible of fear, and of anger. Fear causes gnashings, manifest a species of ins us to draw back, and discolours the ward tumult. Thus the furious baar cheek : astonishment makes us remain seems to sharpen his tusks; the bull. a moment immoveable in the same at tears the earth with his horns, and situde ; both make us open wide our throws into the air whirlwinds of eyes and mouth : anger finally makes dust. The veins are swollen, particu. us present our arms impetuously to larly round the neck, tomples, and
forehead; the whole countenance is But this last gesturo' does not al. inflamed by the superabundance of ways take place : whon danger appears blood which rushes into it, but this suddenly, and with a superior force, livid or purple redness bears no icthe arms, instead of seeking to repel semblanoo to the cacbanting colourit , are raised, as if to deband succour ing of love; all the movements are
violent, impetuous; the step is heavy When a man hears bad news, or and irregular. the relation of any atrocity, he throw's If the chagrin, caused by an insult, back his body, as if the object painted prevails over the impetuous desire at to his imagination were present, and vengeance, the blood returns to the he wished to wcape from it. A hor- heart, the fire of the eyes is extin
from on high.
guished, a sudden paleness covers the on the superiority of his wit, his tacountenance, the arms hang along the lents? He measures, by his bodily body without strength or motion. It height, his relations with those to is possible also, that the unexpected whom he believes himself superior; offence may cause the emotion of he raises his head with pride, and all surprise, and give a paleness resem his manner becomes the more cold and bling that of terror.
measured, according as the sentiment Anger, in its utmost violence, ren of his own merit causes him more saders man so hideous; it is so contrary tisfaction. Does his pride rest on to the beautiful nature, which is the birth, on rank, on fortune, or any of object of the artist's imitation, that he those qualities, the enjoyment of which ought to avoid representing it, unless depends upon the effect which they his subject absolutely obliges him; produce on others. Then the tranbut he will scarcely ever find himself quil and concentrated deportment of under this necessity, if he is judicious genuine pride, degenerates into osin his choice of subjects, and in that tentation and vanity: he seems to of the details.
seck to make a noise in order that he We have spoken of affecting sur- may be remarked. Thus great moveprise, the expression of agreeable sur ments are made, the legs are thrown prise is very different. Man, struck separate in order to occupy more with unexpected joy, suffices not to space, ihe gestures are free and vehehimself; he seeks to diffuse his ex ment, the arms are readily thrown istence over all that surrounds him. out from the body, as they approach He loves his present mode of being to it in modesty; the head throws itself such a degree, that he loves whatever back. exists : he embraces with transport his Does the man, who reflects, who, friend, his enemy, his servant, a stran- composes, congratulate himself on a ger. Is it a letter which causes his pleasing idea ? He strokes his chin, joy? He kisses it, as in anger he smiling : has he a lively idea ? he would tear and trample it under foot. strikes his brow: has be one that was Tears unite in the expression of great difficult to find ? he rubs his hand, he joy; but while the eyes weep, the strikes on the table. In all these mouth smiles.
expressions, gaiety animates his counIf a man's joy is excited by satis- tenance, his head is elevated by pride. faction in his personal qualities, the A sentiment contrary to that of expression varies, according to the pride, is veneration. In the presence difference of the qualities which cause of the object which inspires it, not that satisfaction. Is his joy founded only the muscles of the eyebrows, the on the graces of his person? He seeks mouth, and the cheeks, become less to unfold these graces, he contemplates firm, and sunk down; it is the same them, he has the smile of folly. Is with the whole body, particularly the it upon
the dexterous means which he head, the arms, and the knees. When has employed to attain his end? A the Orientals lay their arms across the fugitive smile will appear in his breast, while they incline their body, cheeks, and around his lips; his con doubtless their intention is, by this tracted cye will acquire greater fire: gesture, to mark the depth of the senif the deceived person is present, he timent with which they are affected : will point him out privately with his by pressing strongly the arms against finger, and to render the confident of the body, they wish to dissipate the his stratagern more attentive to admire fear which, as well as shame, is always it, he will tap him gently on the back. closely connected with veneration.1. this in ward contentment, founded The reason may be casily found, for