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Jan. 6 Fetter Lane
Zion Chapel Feb. 3 Swallow St. Rose Lane Mar. 3 New Court Pell St. Ch. Apr. 7 Shep. Market Church St. May 5 Wild Street Holywell Mt. June 1 Leather Lane Gravel Lane July 7 Wells Street Stepney
Aug. 4 Eagle Street
Sept. 1Oxendon St.
Oct. 6 Silver Street Nov. 3 Adelphi Dec. 1 Orange St.
Beth. Gr. M. Kentish T. C. Jamaica Row Barbican
Collier's Rnts Miles's Lane
Surry Chapel Founders' H.
Ebenezer Ch. PaddingtonC Union street Queen Street
A COURSE of LECTURES to be delivered monthly by the Ministers of Islington and Holloway, at their respective Places of Worship, from January to December, 1817.
Tues. Jan. 7 Islington Ch. Mr. Yockney Improvement of Time.
Wed. Feb. 5 Holloway
Importance of Gospel Ministry. Bowden Inefficiency of Gospel Ministry, without a Divine Blessing.
Jones Just View of the Ministerial Office.
Success of the Gospel in Primitive Times.
Bowden Due Observance of theLord's Day
NEW YEAR'S DAY.
There are, O Sun, who most delight to gaze
They, on this solemn day, will contemplate
Shall be for ever lost their griefs, and tears,
And all their anxious cares, vain hopes, and boding fears.
Or they will wander in the leafless grove,
Where the lone red-breast pours the dirge of time;
Hark! the loud bells awake a merry chime:
From their own track, they hear the tiger's yell of war.
Nor deem that man a weak enthusiast, Who loves to consecrate this holy day, To lonely musing on the season past: Interrogate him why, and he will say, "Ye madly joyous crew, so wildly gay, "Go dance upon the sepulchre of time, "In wanton frolick pass your hours away, "And drink the pleasures of your short-lived prime ""Tis mine to think on death, and feel a joy sublime."
T. B. L.
NEW EVANGELICAL MAGAZINE,
MEMOIR OF THE LATE REV. DAN TAYLOR.
WHEN a Christian minister, who has long sustained a respectable station in the republic of letters, and taken the lead in conducting the affairs of the denomination to which he belonged, is removed from the scene of his labours and numbered with the dead; it is natural to us to look up to his friends for a circumstantial account of his Life and Writings, and to complain of something worse than negligence if no pains are taken to gratify the public curiosity in this respect, and to perpetuate the memorial of his character and his virtues. Such a case, in one respect, is that before us. The late Mr. Dan Taylor, for nearly half a century, stood at the head of the denomination of General Baptists. His writings and his preaching made him well known to the religious world, and we believe we may, without fear of contradiction, venture to add, that as far as he was known he was respected. Robinson, Booth, Austin and a hundred other ministers who might be mentioned, though differing from him in some particulars, were always ready to acknowledge his merit, thought themselves honoured by his acquaintance, and were never backward to award the meed due to his talents as a writer. There have been few controversies among professing Christians in our
time, in which we cannot trace the pen of Mr. Dan Taylor, and in which it has not been usefully employed, either in the way of defending the truth, or of eliciting it from the pen of others. But he has served his generation by the will of God, and is now numbered with his fathers. It is gratifying to us to learn, that a copious memoir of him is intended for publication by his own family and friends, drawn from the most authentic sources: and as we had much rather assist than retard the progress of such an undertaking, we shall cautiously avoid doing any thing more, on the present occasion, than exhibit a concise abstract of his personal history. Should we be spared until the projected volume comes regularly before us, it shall then be our aim to supply the deficiencies of the following narrative.
MR. DAN TAYLOR was born in the neighbourhood of Halifax, in the year 1738. Though, in point of intellect, not of the first order of our species, he was blessed by the Creator with a capacity for receiving instruction, and gave early intimation that he possessed a thirst for knowledge. To good natural parts, were united in him, an intrepidity of mind, and a constitutional ardour not to be repressed by ordinary difficulties.