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according to the fashion of the court, upon Unitarians ? The extension of the that occasion, a certain nobleman* accosta term was never debated with regard ed him with, ' Pray, Sir, is this a funeral' to them, but in reference solely to the -Yes, my Lord," replied Mr. Bradbury, Arians, to whom the majority of the “it is the funeral of the schism bill, and Unitarians of the present day are in the resurrection of liberty'."--III. 512, the habit of applying it. Encouraged 514.

however by Dr. Kippisis example, We are told (IV. 32), that on the Mr. Wilson proceeds seriously to adlease of the meeting-house in Peter vise the “Socinians” to drop a name Street, Soho, expiring, the landlord which will always be withheld from refused from pure bigotry to allow the them by intelligent “ Anti-Socinians." use of it any longer to the Dissenters: This reininds us of the old practice this scrupulous churchman was no of re-baptizing heretics. With subother than Mr. Horne, a poulterer in mission, we venture to proncunce Newport Market,t the father of the that the name Unitarian will not be late celebrated John Horne Toke, always withheld from those that claim who inherited his father's high church it by Anti-Socinians, whether “ intel. principles, though they did not make ligent” or “unintelligent.". A mass of him religious, and frequently spoke of books must be destroyed in order to the Dissenters with bitterness.

eradicate the term, and amongst them Princes Street, Westminstei, gives Mr. Wilson's History, in the third occasion to some of the richest pieces volume of which the running title for of biography in the work (IV.57 twelve pages together is “ Essex Street -118). The author has done justice -Unitarian." to the able Nonconformist historian, We are indebted to Mr. Wilson Calamy. As this eminent divine was for a better biographical account than engaged in controversy with the we had before seen of John Cenne, French prophets, his biographer pro- the Puritan annotator. He was a periy traces the history of those extra- thorough reformer and upon the ordinary enthusiasts, whom he doss whole a very interesting character. not with Messrs. Bogue and Bennett There is a statement here of the charge survey with any feeling of doubt or against him (see Mon. Repos. X. 418, wonder. (See Mon. Repos. IV. 634. 547] of designing a Bible “ without Also III. 467.] With the memoir of note or comment. Canne emigrated Mr. Samuel Say, of whom and his from England to Holland, with other papers there is a full account in our Brownists, to avoid persecution. He fourth and fifth volumes, we have a settled at Amsterdam, and there fol. good portrait from a painting in the lowed the art of printing for a livelipossession of the Rev. S. S. Toms, of hood : his name appears as printer to Framlingham. In the biography of a 410. tract before us (which is reDr. Kippis, which is well drawn up, ferred to by Mr. Wilson) entitled there is a piece of advice to “ Soci- “ Man's Mortallitie, &c. by R. O. nians," founded we apprehend upon a 1643."* His being accessary in any mistake. It is allowed that the Dr. degree to the appearance of a work “ inclined to the distinguishing tencts designed to explode the common no. of Socinus" (there was more than tion of the human soul, is a proof of inclination), but it is added to his praise his being at least a friend to free that he disapproved of the conduct inquiry. of the modern Socinians, in assuming Canne preached whilst he was in to themselves the exclusive appellation of Unitarians." Did then Dr. Kippis • There is a large account of this booś wish that Trinitarians should be called in Archdeacon Blackburne's Hist. View of

the Controv. concerning an Intermediate Said tv bave been Lord Bolingbroke.” State, ch. xr. It is there stated by mis+ The humble calling of his father gave take that the date of the first, Canne's, occasion to one of the earliest sallies of edition was 1644. The Archdeacon is John Horne Tooke's wit. His class- also in error with regard to the date of the fellows at one of the public schools were 2nd edition at London. He assigns the one day boasting of their families. Horne year 1655 ; but the year in a copy in our was silent, but being pressed on the sub- possession is 1674. This edition is (not ject of his parentage escaped contempt by as Blackburne says 24to. but) very small a well-timed pun: his father, he said, was The title is altered to Man wkolly a l'urkcy merchant.

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Review.-1Vilson's Dissenting Churches.

729 England at Deadman's Place, South Presbyterian churches without specuwark, where he was succeeded about lating upon the causes of their decay. 1633 by “Cobler How," principally He insinuates a charge against this known by a sermon againsi a learned congregation of “an approximation ministry, which has passed through to the world.” Can the reader guess several editions, some of which have the reason it is because the people at the following lines in the title-page St. Thomas's call their place of wor(IV. 138):

ship 'an “Unitarian chapel.” The What How? How now? hath How such worldliness is not, we presume, in the learning found,

former of these terms; but what new To throw art's curious image to the superstition would the writer introground;

duce, by thus dividing the nonconCambridge and Oxford way their glory formists into worldlings or saints,

according as they denoininate their Veil to a Cobler, if they know but How, houses of prayer chapels or meetingThis lay-preacher was much perse

houses? cuted, and dying under the sentence This change, too, as well as the of excommunication, was buried in institution of Unitarian Lectures in the highway, in a spot where many of the chapel, is attributed to the passing his people afterwards directed their of the Trinity Bill; whereas both the ashes to be laid.

Lectures and the inscription were, if A good story is related (IV. 155, we remember rightly, set up before 160), of Richard Barler. Villiers, that wise and just legislative measure Duke of Buckingham, and Wilmot, had been adopted. Earl of Rochester, wits and debauchees

There is the error (p. 296 and 319) of the court of Charles II. meeting of Thomus for John Kentish; and Mr. the old nonconformist teacher as they Kentish is represented as having beca were riding in the country, and wish afternoon preacher at St. Thomas's ing to have a little merriment at his from the time of his reinoval from expence, accosted him gravely, “ Pray Plymouth, to his settlement at Bir. Mr. Baxter, which is the nearest road mingham, whereas he was for several to hell ?" The good man replied, it years the afternoon preacher to the may be supposed to their surprise and Gravel-Pit congregation, Hackney. confusion,

The author is inistaken also with « Rochester some say,

regard to Mr. Edmund Butcher's leav. But Buckingham's the nearest way."

ing Sidmouth and being “now (1814)

at Bridgwater" (IV. 405). Mr. ButIt is reinarked (IV. 225), as a sin- cher is and has been for many years gular fact with regard to the Baptist the much-respected pastor of the Preschurch, Carler Lane, Tooley Street, byterian congregation at Sidmouth. that during the ninety-four years that We have an interesting memoir it has existed, it has had but two pas- (IV. 408—410) of John Humphrey, tors, Drs. Gill and Rippon, of whom one of the ejected ininisters, who is the latter is still living, and, it may be said to have survived all his brethren, added, actively performing his minis- living 10 nearly his hundredth year. terial duties.

Calamy relates that when he was The introduction to the account of writing his account of the ejected miSt. Thomas's, Southwark (IV. 294 et nisters he sent to Humphrey for a list meq.), contains some reflections un- of his writings : “The good old

gencalled for by the subject. The decline tleman," says he, “sent me word for of the congregation since the time of answer, that he desired no more than its having Calvinistic ministers is to go to his grave with a sprig of rosecharged direcıly to its departure from mary." He complied, however, with “the old Protestant doctrines;" but the request, and communicated with how many declensions has the histo- the account of his publications some rian recorded in churches that have anecdotes of his life, which may be never swerved from the Assembly's seen in Calamy. Catechism ? He has not accounted We might extend our remarks, and for these, nor was it his province; and multiply our extracts, but we have his work would have been fully an. already exceeded the limits of our swerable to its title if he had contented review and must desist. himself with giving the history of Our opinion of this work has been

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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.


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

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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