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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.

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Beth. Gr. M. Kentish T. C. Jamaica Row Barbican
Gibraltar Ch. Highgate C. London Road Salters' Hall
QueenSt. Rat. Tonbridge C.
New Road Islington C.

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.

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Wed. Feb. 5 Holloway

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Importance of Gospel Ministry. Bowden Inefficiency of Gospel Ministry, without a Divine Blessing.

Jones Just View of the Ministerial Office.
Yockney Secret Infidelity.


Success of the Gospel in Primitive Times.

Bowden Due Observance of theLord's Day

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There are, O Sun, who most delight to gaze
Upon thee, when thou sink'st into thy grave;
Who joy to view thee, when thy trembling rays
Are vainly struggling with the dark blue wave.
They know this life a weary pilgrimage,
Bow'd down beneath affliction's heavy load,
And plea'sd arrive at each successive stage,
Which mark's their progress on the dreary road,
That leads them to their rest, the bosom of their God.

They, on this solemn day, will contemplate
The old year's funeral :---walk on the shore,
And trace upon the sand the new year's date,
Which when the advancing tide shall cover o'er,
They'll smile to think, that so eternity
Shall swallow up their idle fleeting years,
That soon within that inexhausted sea,

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;
But as, in melancholy wrapt, they rove,

Hark! the loud bells awake a merry chime:
But not for them: the sound of revelry,
Breaks on their ears, with a discordant jar,
And back they start, as travellers fearfully,
When sudden from the forest breaks, nor far

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.

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Theological Review.



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.

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