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THEPUBLIC GOOD ADVERTISER.
TEMPERANCE & GENERAL PROVIDENT INSTITUTION,
39, MOORGATE-STREET, LONDON.
For Mutual Life Assurance, Endowments for Children, Annuities, &c.
ROBERT WARNER, ESQ.
THEODORE COMPTON, ESQ., F.I.A,
ADVANTAGES OF THIS INSTITUTION.
XEMPTION FROM PROBATE AND LEGACY DUTY, by means of
the privilege of appointing Nominees to receive the Sums assured, without the expense and delay of proving a Will, or obtaining Letters of Administration.
LOWER PREMIUMS than usual in other Mutual Assurance Offices.
No Law Suits. Disputes, if any, settled by Arbitrators, whose decision is final.
No individual liability, nor useless capital to absorb the profits.
Every Member has a right to attend and vote at the Annual Meeting of the Assured. THE ENTIRE PROFITS DIVIDED AMONG THE ASSURED.
Lowest Rate of Mortality of any Life Office.
The premiums in this Office are considerably lower than in most other Mutual Offices. Thus, at age 21, the premium to assure £1000 at some of the Offices, will assure about £1,350 at this; being equivalent to a certain and immediate Bonus of £350, at a reduction of 35 per cent. on the premium; exclusive of the actual surplus to be periodically divided.
THE FIRST DIVISION OF PROFITS WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE END OF 1850.
The Office has issued nearly 4000 Policies, and is now issuing upwards of twenty per week. Nearly 120 Policies were issued in October.
OR THE NEW AND POPULAR..
SYSTEM OF PHONETIC SHORTHAND;
AS LEGIBLE AS COMMON WRITING Instruction, Private and Public, in the above highly useful art, daily,r From 9 A.M. to 9 P.M.. by
Messrs. Pitman and Reed,
PHONOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION, 316, HOLBORN, (Near Chancery Lane,)
Where explanatory documents, and all information on the subject may be obtained.
TERMS FOR THE COURSE OF INSTRUCTION,
Consisting of Nine Lessons on Phonography and Verbatim Reporting, in which a perfect knowledge of the art is imparted:
£ s. d. .1 1 0
Public Classes for Gentlemen, 8 P.M.,
.at 8 P.M.
A Private Class commences on the first MONDAY of every Month, And a Public Class commences on the first TUESDAY of every Month,.....at 8 P.M. Tickets for the Classes may be obtained at the Institu on and at the Phonetic Depot,
20, Paternoster Row.
MAN is the soul of the world-the intellectual and moral sensorium of nature. He is not, indeed, the creating cause of things, nor is he the efficient energy by which the various operations of nature are carried on. He does not sustain the sun in its bright sphere, nor cause the light and heat to come down upon us as an all-pervading spirit. He does not wheel the planets in their eternal rounds, nor roll the earth upon her axis, nor urge the moon along her silent way. Nor does he heave the ocean's tides-nor pour the streams and rivers from their fountains-nor direct their currents in their winding paths. He does not clothe the earth with vegetation, nor embellish it with verdure, and the various hues and tints and forms of beauty, nor fill it with rich fragrance and delicious fruits. Nor does he quicken this magnificent theatre of being with the numberless forms and modes of animal existence. Yet, but for man, to what great intellectual and moral end would all these things exist? The grazing ox might crop the grass, and, for all the purposes of his nature, instinctively discriminate the odours of the earth, and slake his thirst in the clear stream; and, when the summer's heat became oppressive to him, he might seek the cool shade of the forest; and, in his ruminating moments, he might raise his head, and on his unenquiring eye the sun or moon, or the far distant star, might pour its light; but neither the herbage, nor the fragrance, nor the varied hues of the vegetable kingdom, nor the beautiful freshness of the morning, nor the noon-tide splendour, nor the soothing silence of the summer twilight, nor the magnificence of the nocturnal firmament, nor aught of creation's loveliness or sublimity,
would awaken in him the deep musing of philosophic thought, or moral feeling, or reflection.
Not so with man! He opens his percipient faculties on the surrounding world, and light with its variety of hues and visual properties of external things, and the various odours of the earth, and all harmonious and discordant sounds, and the qualities of taste and touch, rush in and make their impressions upon his intellectual and moral sensibilities, and awaken there the elc ments and energies of mind and moral feeling. And thus all substances and qualities and things surrounding man become to him the great alphabet of knowledge. The numerous properties which inform his senses, seem to come in as with intelligence to inspire his intellectual operations, and to constitute a part of his own mind; and he throws out his thoughts and feelings over all things, and associates and sympathizes with them, till he becomes, as it were, a part of them, and they of him, and until he learns to arrange these various elements into systems, and elaborates from them the profound truths and principles of science!
The beautiful, the harmonious, the sublime, associated with external things, are but the inward sentiments of his own soul, awakened by those things and breathed out upon them, till they become, to his imagination and his feelings, invested as with an intelligent and sympathising spirit, which holds communion with him in his various moods of mirth, and melancholy, and poetic musing, and solemn meditation.
The mountains, and the valleys, and the streams, the deep forests, and the spreading lawns, the ocean's foaming beach, the craggy cliff, the thundering