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Rev. Dan Taylor. freely expressed in the course of our which contains many just thoughts review ; but we shall have misrepre, and seasonable remonstrances, but sented our own sentiments if 'the which occupies room that we would reader have not gathered that we re rather have seen filled with memoirs gard it, with all its litile defects, as of nonconforinist churches. the most valuable contribution that There are twenty-six portraits, in the has been made of late years to the four volunes, of the foli wing minis. records of nonconformity. It is en ters: Timothy Cruso, William Hartitled to a place in all our congrega- ris, D. D. Samuel Hilton, D.D. tional libraries. We wish the author Benjamin Grosvenor, D. D. Benjahad not so often indulged his religious min Robinson, William Kiffin, John partialities; but, as it is, we cordially Newman, Samuel Pike, Samuel thank him for his volumes, and if our Wright, D. D. John Evans, D.D. voice could have any influence over John Allen, M. D. Caleb Fleming, him, we would earnestly intreat him D. D. Timothy Rogers, M. A. Thoto favour the public in some shape or mas Amory, D. D. Richard Steel, other with the remainder of his histo- M. A. Hanserd Knollys, Joseph Burrical collections.

roughs, William King, Benjanin A large Appendix is added to the Avery, LL. D. Daniel Burgess, SaIVth volume, on the present state of muel Say, Joshua Oldfield, D. D. the Dissenting interest and other Timothy Lamb, Thomas Cotton, branches of ecclesiastical history, Joshua Bayes, Joseph Hussey.

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Died Tuesday November 26, the scized suddenly and very seriously; Rev. Dan TAYLOR, who had been afterwards, however, he became tolepastor of the General Baptist congre- rably cheerful, conversed much in his gation, Church Lane, White-Chapel, usual way, got up to dinner, smoked London, thirty one years, aged 78. his pipe, and afterwards slept very Mr Taylor was active and respected in calmly for two hours, got up again in his profession. He was considered as the afternoon, conversed and smoked the head of the new connexion of as before, walked a liule at intervals General Baptists, and for some years till seven o'clock, when he died almost superintended their academy for mi- instantaneously, while sitting in his nisters. He was several times ap- chair. He was cheerful, composed pointed to the chair at the meetings of and peaceful to the last. the Dissenting ministers at Dr. Wil His remains were interred on Burliams's Library.

hill Fields, December 5: Mr. Kello, He was born in the neighbourhood the Independent minister spoke at the of Halifax, in Yorkshire, December grave. His funeral sermon was preached 17, 1738, and became a preacher at his meeting-house on Sunday De about the year 1760.

He married cember 15, to a numerous auditory, about 1763, and by his first wife had by the Rev. Robert Smith, of Noi. thirteen children, of whom six, namely tingham, from 2 Tim. iv. 6, 7, 8. one son and five daughters, survive Mr. Taylor's opinions were, with him. He had been married five weeks the exception of baptism, nearly the to a fourth wife at the time of his same as ihose of the 'Wesleian Methodeath. He had been subject to faint- dists. He separated some years ago inge for some months, and was some from the General Baptist assembly. times affected in the street, and obliged Of late years he has been heard to to casual passengers for conveyance express respect for some of the memhome. Thursday November 21, hebers of the old connexion to whom had a severe epileptic attack, but re- his zeal for a higher system of orthocovered in a few hours, and preached doxy caused him to appear for a lime twice on Sunday, November 24. hosile. Monday 25, he walked not less than The following is the most complete seven or eight miles, but was excess list of his numerous publications which ively fatigued. Tuesday morning, his family can furnish. November 26, at three o'clock, he was 1. Thé Necessity of Searching the

Obituary.- Rev. Dan Taylor.

731 Scriptures; with directions. A Ser- Divine Love, and the death of Jesiis mon.

Christ, as the propitiation for the sins 2. The Faithful and Wise Steward. of the whole world. In thirteen A Sermon addressed to young minis- Letters to a Friend. Second edition. fers at an association.

19. The Friendly Conclusion with 3. The Mourning Parent comforted.. the Rev. Andrew Fuller, respecting The substance or i wo Sermons, occa the extent of our Saviour's Death. In sioned by the death of two of the four Letters to a Friend. author's children.

20. The Cause of National Calami. 4. The Scriptural Account of the ties, and the Certain Means of preway of Salvation; in two parts. venting or removing them. A Fast

5. The Duty of Gospel Ministers, Day Sernion on 1 Sam. xii. 14, 15, explained and enforced at an ordina- Feb. 25, 1795. tion.

21. The Eternity of Future Punish6. An Humble Essay on Christian ment, asseried and improved. Baptism. The second edition, with 22. The Eternity of Future Punishtwo Letters to the Rev. Dr. Addington ment re-ass

-asserted, the Importance of on the subjects and mode of Baptism. the Doctrine stated, and the Truth of

7. Our Saviour's Commission, ex- it vindicated, in a Reply to the Explained and improved. A Sermon on ceptions of the Rev. Mr. Winchester Matt. xxviii. 19, 20.

against it. In six Letters to the Rer. 8. Scrutator's Query, respecting the G-B -ofextent of our Blessed Saviour's death. 23. The Interposition of Providence

9. Serulator to Responsor; or an in the Recovery of his Majesty King Introduction to a farther proof (if need George the Third, illustraied and imbe) that Jesus Christ laid down his proved. A Sermon. Life for the Sins of all Mankind. 24. A Dissertation on Singing in

10. Scripture Directions and En- the Worship of God, interspersed with couragements for Feeble Christians. occasional Strictures on the Rev. Mr.

11. Rules and Observations for the Boyce's Tract, entitled, “ Serious Enjoyment of Health and Long Life. Thoughts on the Present Mode and Extracted from Dr. Cheyne.

Practice of Singing in the Public 12. Candidus Examined with Can- Worship of God." dour. On Free Communion.

25. A Second Dissertation on Sing13. A Practical Improvement of the ing in the Worship of God, in defence Divinity and Atonement of Jesus, of the former. attempted in Verse.

26. The Consistent Christian, on 14. 'Entertainment and Profitunited. Truth, Peace, Holiness, Unanimity, Easy Verses on the chief subjects of Stedfastness and Zeal recommended. Christianity, for children and youth. The substance of five Sernions. Third edition,

97. A Charge and Sermon, deli. 15. The Stroke of Death, practi- vered at the Ordination of the Rev. cally improved. A Funeral Sermon John Deacon, on Wednesday, April for Mrs. Susanna Birley, late wife of 26, 1786, at Leicester; together with the Rev. George Birley, of St. Ives, the Introductory Discourse, the Quies. Huntingdonshire. To which is pre- tions proposed to the Church and the fixed the Speech delivered at her Inter- Minister, the Answers returned, and ment, by the Rev. Robert Robinson, Mr. Deacon's Profession of Faith. of Cambridge.

The Introductory Discourse and 16. An Essay on the Right Use of Charge by D. Tavlor, of London ; Earthly Treasure, in Three Letters to the Sermon by W. Thompson, of a Friend.

Boston. 17. Observations on the Rev. An 28. A Charge and Sermon, together drew Fuller's Pamphlet, entitled with a Coufession of Faith, delivered “ The Gospel of Christ worthy of all at the Ordination of the Rev. George Acceptation.” In Nine Letters ro a Birley, on Wednesday, October 18, Friend.

1786, at St. Ives, Huntingdonshire. 18. Observations on the Rer. An- The Charge by 1). Taylor, of London, drew Fuller's Reply to the above, or a the Sermon bý R. Robinson, of Cam. Further Attempt to prove that the bridge. Universal Inritations of the Gospel 29. Memoirs of the Life, Character are founded on the Universality of and Ministry of the late Rev. William

732 Obituary. Rev. B. Carpenter.Earl Slunhope.- Mrs. Brouks. Thompson, of Boston, in Lincolnshire. feeling; for his affection was extended To which is prefixed a Discourse on beyond that of most men, to the sincere 2 Cor. xiii. ii, occasioned by his and upright of every sect and com. death.

munion. It was the great object of 30. The Principal Parts of the his ministerial labours 10. promote Christian Religior.' respecting Faith inward and practical piety-the reand Practice. A new edition corrected ligion of the heart and life. On the and enlarged.

Lord's day preceding his dissolution, 31. A Compendious View of the he iwice preached with his usual Nature and Importance of Christian solemnity, and earnestness, on those Baptism. Fifth edition.

remarkable words, Job ii. 10,“ Shall 32. A Catechism; or Instructions we receive good at the hand of God, for Children and Youth, in the Fun- and shall we not receive evil?" in a damental Doctrines of Christianity. train of reflections which may now Tenth edition.

consolo bis deeply afflicted family and 33. A Good Minister of Jesus friends. On the following Wednesday, Christ. A Sermon occasioned by the an apoplectic seizure deprived him of death of the Rev. Samuel Stennett, speech : but from that period, till the D.D.

powers of nature were exhausted and 34. A Sermon occasoned by the he sunk into the arms of death, his Death of Mrs. Elizabeth Taylor (the countenance indicated the serene and author's first wife) who died October holy confidence with which his heart 22, 1793, with a short account of her was fixed on a better world where Life and description of her Character. the tender and endearing intercourses

35. The Nature and Importance of of love will be renewed, and the voice Preparatory Studies prior to entering of thanksgiving and praise will alone on the Christian Ministry considered. be heard. A Sermon delivered at Loughborough

J. H. B. before the Governors of the General Baptists' Academy, on Matt. xiii. 52. On Sunday, Dec. 15, at his seat at

36. An Essay on the Truth and Chevening, in Kent, CHARLES EARL Inspiration of the Holy Scriptures. STANhope, in the 64th year of his

37. A Letter on the Duties of age; an enlightened, zealous, incor. Church Members to each other. ruptible and courageous champion of

38. A Leuer to the Churches on civil and religious liberty. [We hope the Universality of our Saviour's to receive a more extended account of Death.

this patriotic nobleinan.] On Saturday, November 23, 1816, Died, on Sunday, November 10th, the Rev. BENJAMIN Carpenter, af 1816, aged 41, Mrs. Brooks, the Old Swinford, near Slourlridge, after a wife of the Rer. James Brooks, of pilgrimage of sixiy-fonr years, entered Hyde, near Stockport, Cheshire, and on his eternal rest. It must be left to a was interred on the 14th of the same future occasion and to some other pen, month, in the cemetery attached to the minutely to describe the excellencies chapel at Hyde. On the following of his mind and character, to do justice Sunday, in the afternoon, a funeral to his serionsness of temper, his zeal in sermon was delivered to a numerous what he conceived to be the cause of congregation, by Mr. Parker, of his Divine Master, and his constant, Stockport, from í Thess. ir. 13, 14. delicate, undissembled sympathy in the Mrs. B. had not possessed perfect sorrows of the poor, the sick, the health for some years; she was, mourning and the destituie. The however, generally not only placid, friend who offers this tribute to the but cheerful. A nervous ferer was memory of one whom, amidst impor- the disorder supposed to have been the tant differences of opinion, he cor. immediate cause of her death ;-and dially esteemed and loved, had many this in less than ten days, deprived her opportunities of knowing that Mr. neighbours and acquaintance of a much Carpenter possessed unfeigned candour respected friend, and her husband of an of disposition. The seeming departure excellent wife. She was one who unifrom this spirit, which his writings ted an attention to domestic concerns may have been thought occasionally to with a relish for mental pursuits. Her exhibit, arose from uo unkindness of disposition and manners were not of

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Obituary - Mr. John Fordham.Mirs. Ann Piesley.

733 the obstrusive kind, so that the know- tomed to remark, that controversy tvas Jedge and taste which she possessed necessary to a more correct knowledge were, perhaps, not fully known to all of the Scriptures, the best antidote her friends. Her partner is most against bigotry, and no bad renely to deeply affected by the painful dis- the errors of education ; but he deprepensation of Providence, which has cated controversial preaching, which taken away one who contributed much as he thought, usually leads to a misto his happiness. But he consoles statement of the creed of others, imhimself with the idea, that as she was puting to them conclusions which the humble follower of Jesus Christ, ihey disavow, and productive of irrishe will at length be raised by him to tation instead of peace and love. glory, honour and immortality ;-and Amongst his particular friends he that virtuous friendship begun on was fond of promoting religious disearth shall be completed in heaven. cussion, and his acquaintance will

S. P. long remember the strength of arguStockport, Dec. 10, 1816.

ment as well as sweetness of temper

he uniformly displayed. Against all September 17, 1816, after an illness intolerance he was accustomed to exof nearly two years, John FORDHAM, press a pointed abhorrence; free, of Kelshall, Herts, who has left behind unfettered inquiry he considered as him to lament his loss, a disconsolate the birthright of Christians, and the widow and four children. In him glory of the gospel ; to substitute any the community are deprived of a sin- creed whether oral or written in the cere and zealous friend of civil and place of the sacred volume, was an religious liberty, the Dissenters of a evident return to popery, but to anathorough supporter of free and impar- thematize, to excommunicate, was to tial inquiry, his acquaintance of an beat our fellow servants, and to lord intelligent, friendly and lively com: it over God's heritage. În conformity panion, and the neighbourhood of a to this truly Christian and liberal way man remarkable for a frank, straight of thinking, almost the last act of his forward integrity. So prominent was life was to provide a few friends with this last rare moral quality, that one a place of worship, where the New and the saine observation was made by Testament, not human creeds, Christall ranks on hearing of his death, ian love, not uniformity of opinion, "Well, we have indeed then lost a are the bonds of Christian union. truly honest man.". Nor was he less His children are too young to know distinguished for the constancy and the extent of the loss they have sussincerity of his friendship; what he tained, but at some future time this was to day, you might rely upon find. imperfect sketch of his character may ing him on the morrow.

And so

assist to impart soine faint image of companionable was his nature, that he the virtues of the parent they have always instantly dismissed all private been so early deprived of. concerns upon the entrance of a

E. F. friend, and to them in every sense of the word he was always at home. On Sunday morning, November 24,

His views of Christianity differed at Runwell-house, near Farnham, very materially from the popular creed; died, aged 80, Mrs. Anx, relict of but he seldom made his own creed Mr. Thomas Piesley, and was inthe subject of conversation. He ap. terred the following Sunday in the peared to have no desire to make con- General Baptists' burying ground, verts to his own opinions. He thought Mead Row, near Godalming, in the all sects too zealous for creeds, and not same vault with her husband. Mr.T. sufficiently attentive to the spirit and Moore performed the funeral service, example of the founder of their reli- and before a numerous assemblage of gion.". He would say, "If Christi- friends preached from a passage which anity is a dispensation of grace, it is she had chosen from the 31st Psalm, not less a system of morals and mo- part of verse 5, “Into thine hand I tives : : every disciple had talents dis- commit my spirit.” From this subject tributed to him, and his appointed the preacher took occasion to show the work to do." He read with great character, present privileges, and fuattention and discrimination the con- ture portion of the servant of God, and troversies of the day, and was accuse concluded with observing that the life VOL. XI.

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Obituary.--Mr. Thomas Oslourni, and death of the genuine Christian article of the Christian faith; and was most happily exemplified in the going to Godalming to hear Mr. deceased. She was a native of Ditch- Thomas Foster, one of the expelled ling, Sussex, where her father, Mr. members, and who had by his zealous Agate, was a preacher in the General exertions collected a small church, he Baptist connexion : she was of the became confirmed in this fundamental same persuasion, and a worshipper of truth. Some of his brethren suspected, the one, living and true God, strict in then questioned, and lastly, accused the. actice of moral virtue, and rich him before the church of disbelieving in the possession of Christian graces. Jesus Christ to be God. He confessed Her sympathy and benevolence, her and contended that Jesus Christ was unruffled patience, her unaffected piety, the Son of God. They replied, that the ease and simplicity of her manners, is not enough-you must believe that her sted fastness of faith, confidence of he is God, yon came into the church hope and serenity in death, reflect with this faith. He denied this; if lasting credit on her religion, and en was not faith, I thought it was so, I dear her memory to her friends, and assented to your creed (this was a acquaintance. That habitual peace written formulary of faith read over of mind which she enjoyed was not and assented to by incoming members). disturbed at the prospect of dissolution: They proposed to suspend him from she desired it, but feeling neither rap- the Lord's supper which was to be ture nor depression, she breathed her celebrated the next Sunday. He oblast with composure, fell asleep in jected, While I continue a member of Jesus, and rested from her labours. the church, I am entitled to all the

T. M. privileges of the church. They would

not break bread with an here ic; and On Wednesday, December 11, at they cast him out, not after the second Guildford, Thomas OSBOURN, aged admonition as the Apostle directs, but 77, after a long season of weakness at this very time when he was first and bodily pain. He in early life charged with this heresy. He retained enlisted in the service of the East his other religious tenets, as did Thomas India company, and served several Foster, with whose church he then years in the Peninsula, and after his united and regularly attended at the return to England he followed the distance of nearly five miles. He was military, profession, beloved and es. bold and unreserved in the avowal of teemed by those who knew him; but his religious principles, and defended at times he drank to excess, and then them with zeal and ability from the he was very profane. After his dis- Scriptures against the attacks and insicharge he came to Guildford, where nuations of his opponents who were he went to hear Mr. Chamberland, many and violent; and although he the minister to the Particular Baptists: never entirely relinquished all his forhere he became convinced of the neces mier Calvinistic opinions, yet be besity of repentance and newness of life, came very moderate and candid, which and was admitted a member of this will appear from a circumstance that church, and was very conscientious I will relate, and which I myself witand circumspect. Prior to this epoch, nessed, Mr. Foster had embraced the six or eight of the most enlightened doctrine of universal restoration, and and pious members of this church had Thomas Osbourn after hearing him been expelled for heresy, (viz. the for the first time preach on the subject, unity

, and supremacy of the Father), when he came down from the pulpit which they had imbibed through the took him by the hand and said, preaching and conversation of Mr. J. “ Friend, where did you get this new Marsom. Our deceased friend asso- old doctrine?” which he cordially ciated with one of these heretics, received, and ever afterwards rejoiced Mrs. S. Matthews, a devout and intel- therein. He read and studied the ligent woman, who still attended at Holy Scriptures very diligently, and his the chapel, and was on friendly terms conversation was fraught with passages with Mr. Wood, the successor to Mr. from those lively oracles, and he used Chamberland; she conversed with to express himself with uncommon them freely on the doctrine of the feeling and thankfulness on the love divine unity. Our friend saw reason of God in Christ Jesiis. He died in to consider, and then to believe this peace, with a hope fall of inmottality,

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