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of 6 1 0 each. The benefits of the endowments are still destined to burgesses, their wives or children not married, nor under the age of fifty years.? Ten others have pensions of 6 1 0 each out of the funds I whole area occupied by the church and collegiate buildings of the Holy Trinity was then included in the original termini of the. Edinburgh and Glasgow, the North British, the Edinburgh, Perth, GROUND PLAN OF TRINITY COLLEGE CHURCH, 1814 following succinct account in the Scofs Magazine for 1805:- ?In 1741 Captain Alexander Horn, of thecity of London, by his last will bequeathed &3,500, old and new South Sea Annuities, to be disposed of at the discretion of the Lord Provost, Bailies, Dean of Guild, and Treasurer of the city of Edinburgh, on account of their early appearance and noble stand in the cause of liberty (was this a reference to the Porteous mob ?) as follows :-The interest of &1,5oo on Christmas-day yearly, to such day labourers of Edinburgh as by the inclemency of the weather may be set idle and reduced to want; interest of &I,OOO to day labourers as aforesaid, in the Potter Row, Bristo, and West Port; and I boundary-wall of its garden, in which he shows parterres and three rows of large trees, and also a square lantern and vane above the roof of the large hall; and in Edgar?s map, a hundred years later, the waters of the loch came no farther eastward than the line of the intended North Bridge, between which and the hospital lay the old Physic Gardens. ?Its demolition brought to light many curious evidences of its former state,? says Wilson. .?? A beautiful large Gothic fireplace, with clustered columns and a low, pointed arch, was disclosed in she north gable, and many rich fragments of Gothic ornament were found built into the walls, remains no doubt of the original hospital buildings, used in the enlargement and repair of the college.? The
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