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ed., 1854, 209, 270, 401; Sale Cat. of his Library, 2 Parts in 1 vol., 1823; Lon. Gent. Mng., 1823, i. 646, (sale of his pictures;) T. Moore's Memoirs, iv. 79. v. 62, 214. He was the author of the famous song, Croppies Lie Down, and edited Poems, written in English, by Charles, Duke of Orleans, during his Captivity in England, Ac, 1827, sm. 4to, (Roxburghe Club, No. xliv.)
Taylor, Kev. II. B. Worth of the Soul, Phila., 1856, 18mo.
Taylor, H. S., M.D. Family Doctor, 23d ed., Phila., 1860, 12mo.
Taylor, Helen. Child's Book of Homilies, Lon., 1850, 18mo.
Tnjlor, Helen. The Claim of Englishwomen to the Suffrage Constitutionally Considered : Reprinted from the Westminster Review, Lon., 1S67, 8vo, pp. 16.
Taylor, Henry, an Arian, Rector of Crawley, and Vicar of Portsmouth, Hampshire, d. 1785. 1. Essay on the Beauty of the Divine (Economy, Lon., 1750, 8vo. 2. Apology of Benjamin Ben Mordccai to his Friends for Embracing Christianity, in Seven Letters; with an Eighth Letter, Ac, 1771-77, 2 vols. 4to ; 2d ed., 1784, 2 vols. 8vo.
"These Letters are composed with great learning and ingenuity, and contain the most formidable attack on what is called the Athanasian System that is anywhere to be met with." —Bishop Watson. "One of the acutest writers in modern times."—Bishop Van
Sec, also, Lowndes's Brit. Lib., 992. 3. Confusion Worse Confounded, Ac, by Indignatio, 1772, 8vo. An attack on Warburton's Account, Ac : see Evans, Arise or Rice; Disraeli's Quarrels of Authors, (Warburton.) 4. Full Answer to a View of the Internal Evidence of the Christian Religion, 1777, 8vo. Sea Jenyns, Soame, M.P., No. 7. 5. Thoughts on the Nature of the Grand Apostacy; with Reflections on the 15th Chapter of Mr. Gibbon's History, 1781-82, 8vo.
"The stupendous title, Thoughts on tho Causes of the Grand Apostasy, at first agitated my nerves, till I discovered that it was tin- apostasy of the whole church, since tho Council of Nice, from Mr. Taylor's privato religion. His hook is a thorough mixture of high euthmiasm and low buffoonery, and the Millennium is a fundamental article of his creed."—4JIBBON: Memoirs, in Miscell. Works, ed. 1837, 97, n.
Referring to these Thoughts of Taylor's, Lord Brougham remarks (Lives of Men of Letters Tiino Geo. III., ed. 1855, 399) that the author was " alike wrong-headed and enthusiastic."
6. Farther Thoughts on the Grand Apostacy, Ac, 1783, 8vo.
Taylor, Henry, of North Shields. Instructions for Mariners, 4th ed., Lon., 1806, 12mo.
Taylor, Henry, only son of George Taylor, of Witton Hall, (supra,) b. in the early part of the nineteenth century, since about 1824 engaged in, and for some years past one of the five Senior Clerks of, the Colonial Office, has earned a high reputation as a dramatist and prose essayist. 1. Isaac Comncnus; a Play, Lon., 1827, 8vo. In five acts, and in verse.
"Uad the fate it deserved,—vis., it instantly sank intooblivion." —Lon. Allien., 1836, 371.
"Though inferior to his subsequent productions, it is not without considerable merit."—Blackw. Mug., Nov. 1851.
See Nos. 2 (quotation from Southey) and 4. 2. Philip Van Artevelde; a Dramatic Romance, in Two Parts, May, 1834, 2 vols. 12mo; 2d ed., Oct. 1834, 2 vols. 12mo; N. York, 1835, 2 vols. 12mo; 6th ed., Lon., 1852, fp. 8vo; 7th ed., 1856, fp. 8vo; Bost., 1864, 32mo; 8th ed., Lon., 1868, fp. 8vo.
"Tho noblest effort in the true old taste of our English historical drama that has been made for more than a century."-—Lon. Quar. Rfr., liv. 516. See, also, li. 365.
"A book in which we have found more to praise and less to blame than in any poetical work of imagination that has fallen under our notice for a considerable time."—Edin. Rev., lx. 24. See, also, Ixxvi. 530, (by Lord Macaiilay.)
"Henry Taylor's Tragedies are of the vt-ry best kind."—Roltert Southey to G. C. Bedford, July 3,1834: Southey's Lift and Corrrsp., ch. xxxv.
Sec, also, ch. xxxvii.; Westm. Rev., xxv. 169; Blackw. Mag., xxxix. 267, and Nov. 1851, (vol. lxx.;) Lon. Athen., 1834, 4S4, 532, 827; 1836, 371; 1842, 675; 1862, i. 653; Lon. Gent. Mag., 1834, ii. 396: Lon. Lit. Gai., 1834, 409, 703; For. Quar. Rev., xiv. 413; Chris. Exam., xix. 245, (by H. Ware, Jr.;) N. Aincr. Rev., xcvii. 570.
3. The Statesman, 1836, 12mo; Boat., 12mo. Based upon the author's experience and observation, and intended as a practical manual.
"Its leading characteristic is nnqualifled, uncompromising good sense, brought to the consideration of all matters, great and small."—FAin. Rev., ixiv. '202.
"A very clever aud instructive book."—Black, Mag., xl. 218.
"If, a* we think, tho author has written sincerely, he may perhaps reconcile his book—its maxims—its expedients and shifts-—its duplicity and evasions—to his own conscience; but, if so, we thank God that conscience is not ours."—Lon. Athen., 1836, 371.
"It should have been called 'The Art of Official Humbug systematically digested and familiarly explained.' "—Dr. Maginn see Fraser's Mug., xiv. 303, 531, and Maginu's Miscell. Writings, ed. by Dr. K. S. Mackenzie, v. 227. See, also, Westm. Rev., xxvii. 1.
4. Edwin the Fair; an Historical Drama, 1842, fp. 8vo. In five acts, and in verse. 3d ed., with Nos. 1 and 6, 1852, fp. 8vo; with No. 1, 1868, fp. 8vo.
"This is a dramatic poem, full of life and beauty, thronged with picturesque groups, and with characters proloumlly discriminated. They converse in language the most chaste, harmonious, and energetic."—Sir James Stephen :£din. Rev., Ixxvi. 97; and in his Crit. aud Miscell. Kssaya.
"It is a wide and well-filled picture, with figures judiciously chosen and carefully drawn iu the costume of the time; but wo do not think thev move or live."—Lon. Athen., 184*2, R77.
See, also, 1858, i. 297; Eclec Rev., 4th Ser., xiii. 409; Blackw. Mag., Nov. 1851; South. Quar. Rev., iv. 46, (by Mrs. E. F. Ellet.)
5. The Evo of the Conquest, and other Poems, 1847, 12mo. Sec No. 4.
"Mr. Taylor's short poems are characterized by the same qualities which distinguish ' Philip Van Artevelde' and 'Edwin the Fair.' That robust strength which belongs to truth, and that noble grace which flows from strength when combined with poetic beauty, are exhibited in them not less distinctly than in the larger works by which his reputation has been established." —Edin. Rev., Ixxx'ix. 353, (same in Eclec. Mag., xvii. 190.)
"The 'Lago Varese' will be, wo suspect, the favourite with most readers."—Blackw. Mag., Nov. 1851.
See, also, Lon. Athen., 1847, 1297. 6. Notes from Life, in Six Essays, 1847, p. 8vo; 2d ed., 1848, p. Svo; 3d cd., 1849, p. Svo; with a 7th Essay, (The Ways of the Rich and Great: sec No. 7, infra,) Bost., 1853. 12mo.
"In his lately published ' Notes from Life,' which, delightfully as they read in prose, we would gladly have seen embodied in a new 'Task,' with such a cement of imagery and in such a framework of verse as the author of Philip Van Artevelde has at command," 4c.—Lon. Quar. Rev., lxxxii. 427.
"These are very small gatherings, if we are to accept them as the results of many years' experience."—Lon. Athen., 1848, 65.
Sec, also, Eng. Church., Guardian, and Spectator, all 1848; South. Quar. Rev., xiv. 338.
7. Notes from Books, in Four Essays, Lon., 1849, p. 8vo. Contents: two papers on Wordsworth's and one paper on Aubrey de Vere's poetry, (reprinted from Quarterly Review,) and an Essay on The Ways of the Rich and Great, (partly a reprint: see No. 6, supra.) Sco Lon. Athen.. 1849, 10.
8. The Virgin Widow; a Play, 1650, fp. Svo. A comedy, in five nets, chiefly in verse.
"It is dull,—well spoken, but somewhat sententious and stale." —Lon. Athen., 1850, 651. See, also, 1858, I. 297.
9. St. Clement's Eve; a Play, 1862, fp. Svo; with A Sicilian Summer, and Minor Poems, 1868, fp. 8vo. Tho London Athenaeum ooncludes its quotations from this play with the remark,
"In these and other instances we trace the mind to which we owe ' Philip Van Artevelde ;' but the present work will bear no comparison with its predecessor in point either of art, vigour, or philosophy."—1862, I. 654. See, also, National Review, Sept. 1862, (No. 30.)
A collective edition of his Plays and Poems was published Lon., 1863, 3 vols. fp. Svo.
For other notices of Mr. Taylor's poetry, sec Fraser's Mag., xxvii. 225; South. Quar. Rev., xv. 484; Fortnightly Rev., June, 1865, (by A. Trollope :) Bost. Liv. Age, Jan. 1866; Milnf.s, Richard Monckton, M.P., (quotation from Moir.)
Mr. Taylor is one of the contributors to The Victoria Rcgia, 1861.
Taylor, Henry. The Bee-Keeper's Manual, Lon., 1838, 12iuo; 6th ed., 1860, fp. Svo.
"Written in a plain and easy style."—Nottingham Rev.
Taylor, Henry. Journal of a Tour from Montreal to Port St. Francis, Quebec, 1840, 12mo, pp. 84.
Taylor, Lieutenant-General Sir Herbert, G.C.B. 1. Memoir of the Last Seven Months of the Life of Il.R.H. the Duke of York, Lon., 1827, Svo, pp. 40. Sec, also, Blackw. Mag., xxi. 626, (Sir Herbert Taylor's Memorandum.) 2. Remarks on an Article in the Edinburgh Review, No. 135, on the Times of George the Third and George the Fourth, Lon., 1838, Svo. Reviewed in Edin. Rev., Oct. 1838, by Lord Brougham, (republished in his Contrib. to Edin. Rev., 1850, i. 258,) and in Lon. Athen., 1838, 724. Sec, also, Tho Correspondence of the Lato Earl Grey with His Majesty King William IV. and Sir Herbert Taylor, published by Earl Grey, 1867, 2 vols. 8vo.
Taylor, Hugh. Path of Repentance; being Village Sermons, Lon., 1867, 12mo.
Taylor, Isaac, the first, a line-engraver in London, b. 1759; removed to Lavenhain, Suffolk, 1786 ; was minister of an Independent congregation at Colchester, Essex, 1796 to 1810, and of another at Ongar, Essex, from 1811 until his death, Dec. 11, 1829.
1. Advice to the Teens, Lon., 1818,12mo; Bost., 1820, 12mo. 2. Beginnings of British Biography, Lon., 1824, 2 vols. 12mo; new ed., 1851, 12mo. 3. Beginnings of European Biography, 1828-29,3 vols. 12mo. 4. Biography of a Brown Loaf, 12mo. 5. Book of Martyrs for the Young, 12mo. 6. Bunyan Explained to a Child, 2 vols. 12mo. 7. Character Essential to Success in Life, 1829, 12mo; Bost., 1820, 12mo. 8. Child's Birth-Day, Lon. 9. Child's Life of Christ, 12mo. 10. Little Library, 3 vols. sq. 16mo: i., The Mine, 6th ed., 1846; ii., The Ship, 5th ed., 184jb; iii., The Forest. 11. Mirabilia; or, The Wonders of Nature and Art, 12mo. 12. Scenes in Africa, 12mo. 13. Scenes in Amerioa, 12mo: Rochester; Hartford. 14. Scenes in Asia, Lon., 12mo. 15. Scenes in England, 12mo. 16. Scenes in Europe, 1818, 12mo. 17. Scenes in Foreign Lands, 12mo; new ed., 1840. 18. Scenes of British Wealth, 12ino. See No. 19. 19. Scenes of Commerce, new ed., with No. 18, 1845, 12mo. 20. Sclf-Cultivation Recommended, 12mo; Bost., 1820, 12mo; 3d Amer. ed., from 11th Lon. ed., Ithaca, 1842, 18mo. See Analce. Mag., xvi. 481. 21. Twelve Addresses to Youth at School, with Hymns. He also published The Glory of Zion: a Sermon, Bristol, 1S07, 8vo, 1808, 8vo, and other single Bermons. See Lon. Gent. Mag., 1830, i. 378, (Obitunry,)
Taylor, Isaac, the second, LL.D., son of the preceding, b. at Lavenham, Suffolk, 1787. after a course of theological study with a view to the Dissenting pulpit, and some attention to the literature of the Bar, settled down (at Stanford Rivers) as a literary recluse,—communicating to tho world, from time to time, the results of his researches and meditations. In ISIS he was engaged by the editor, Josiah Conder, (p. 418, sttprn,) as a regular contributor to tho Eclectic Review. He died June 28, 1865. That he has not been an idler in tho Republic of Letters, the following list of his works (some of which were originally published without his name) gives ample evidence.
1. Elements of Thought, Lon., 1823, 8vo; 2d Amer. ed., N. York, 1851, 12mo; 10th ed., Lon., 1853, 12mo; 11th ed., 1867, p. 8vo; red. to 4»., 1868.
"It is an able ami valuable condensation of much that has been written on mental philosophy for the last century."— Btakey's Hist, of the IViilot. of Mind, 1850, iv. 101.
2. History of the Transmission of Ancient Books to Modern Times, 1827, 8vo. See No. 3. See Lon. Month. Rev., cxiv. 53; N. Amer. Rev., xlii. 1; N.York Rev., iii. 273.
3. The Process of Historical Proof Exemplified and Explained, 182S, 8vo; 2d ed., with 2d ed. of No. 2, both in 1 vol., 1859, p. Svo, pp. 430. Valuable: see Lon. Athen., 1828; Lon. Gent. Mag., 1859, i. 527.
"These two works [Nos. 2 and 31 are particularly valuable."— Da. Cbalmkrs: Lects. on Paley's Evidences.
4. Balance of Criminality; or, Mental Error compared with Immoral Conduct, 1828, 12mo. 5. Herodotus, translated from the Greek, Ac; with Notes, 1829, 8vo, pp. 766. Pronounced superior to the versions of Littlebury and Beloe, and inferior to the new version by Rawlinson, (who praises it in his Preface:) see Lon. Gent. Mag., 1829, i. 137; 1858, i. 393. Sec, also, Lon. Month. Mag., 1829; Westm. Rev., xi. 181. 6. Natural History of Enthusiasm, 1829, Svo; Bost., 1830, 12mo: 10th ed., Lon., 1845, fp. 8vo; N. York, 1849, 12mo: 1867. 8vo.
"A very able disquisition."—Prof. Wilson: BUtckw. Mag., xxvii. 807.
Also commended by Edin. Rev., Brit. Critic, Lon. Athen., and Lon. Lit. Gaz. See, also, Lon. Month. Rev., cxix. 159; Frascr'8 Mag., ix. 159; Chris. Quar. Spec, iv. 418, (by R. Robbins;) Spirit of Pilg., iii. 256. 330.
7. New Model of Christian Missions, Lon., 1829, 8vo. 8. Saturday Evening, 1832, 8vo; Bost., 1832, 12mo; Hingham, 1S33, 12mo; N. York, 1835, 12mo; 8th ed., Lon., 1817, fp. Svo; 10th ed., 1858, fp. 8vo; new ed., 1866, p. 8vo.
"It cannot be more favourably received than it deserves to be."— Kdtc. Rev.
Also commended by Blackw. Mag. See, also, Lon. Month. Rev., exxvii. 407.
9. Fanaticism, 1833, 8vo; N.York, 1834, 12mo; 4th
ed., Lon., 1843, fp. 8vo; now ed., 1853, fp. 8vo; 1865, fp. 8vo; 1866, fp. Svo. Commended in F. Wayland's Limit, of Human Responsibility, 1838, 48; by Eclcc. Rev., and Brit. Critic. See, also, Edin. Rev., lix. 30; Fraser's Mag., ix. 519.
10. Spiritual Despotism, 1835, 8vo; 2d ed., 1835, 8vo; N. York, 1835, 12mo.
"Incomparably the most vigorous offspring of his brain. . .; Bo this world, however, assured that among the works on ecclesiastical polity which it has of late received with acclamation, there Is not one no worthy of being reverently praised ami inwardly digested."—Sir J/strphsn: Klin. Rrr., April, 184(1, 2.12.
Commended by Eclcc. Rev., Brit. Critic, Brit. Mag., Lon. Gent. Mag., and Lon. Athen. See, also, Dab), Univ. Mag., vi. 671; Chris. Quar. Spec, vii. 445, (by R. Robbins.)
11. Physical Theorv of Another Life, Lon., 1836, 12mo; N. York, 1836, ;52, '53, '66, 12mo: 3d cd., Lon., 1847, fp. Svo; 5th cd., 1858, p. 8vo; 1866, p. Svo. Reviewed in Edin. Rev., Ixxi. 220, (by Sir James Stephen; repub. in his Essays.) See, also, Fraser's Mag., xiv. 407; Amer. Bibl. Repos., viii. 494, (by W. A. Stcarnc:) Princo. Rev., x. 119; Chris. Exam., xxii. 245, (by A. P. Peabody ;) Chris. Quar. Spec., viii. 643, (by R. Robbins;) Life and Corresp. of John Foster, Lon., 1856, ii. 202.
12. Home Education, 1838, fp. 8vo; 2d Amer. cd., N. York, 1838, 16mo; 5tb ed., Lon., 1851, fp. 8vo; 7th ed., 1867, p. 8vo.
"A very enlightened, just, and Christian view of a most Important subject."—Amer. Iiibl. Repos.
"A work on moral and religious culture from the samo source would be a boon to society of no ordinary value."—Westm. Rev., xxxiv. 490.
See, also, Ecleo. Rev., 4th Ser., iii. 653; N. Amer. Rov., xlviii. 380.
13. Ancient Christianity, and the Doctrines of tho Oxford Tracts for the Times, 1839-40, in eight 8vo Parts; 4th ed., with Supp. and Indexes, 1844, 2 vols. 8vo. Seo Edin. Rev., Ixxvii. 538, 542, (by Henry Rogers,) lxxx. 352, n.; Eclec. Rev., 4th Ser., xii. 1; SchatTs Apostolio Church, N. York, 1859, 129, 133, n., and his Germany, 1857, 370; Life and Corresp. of John Foster, Lon., 1856, ii. 210; T. Clarkson's Essay on Baptism; Croly, Rev. Gko., LL.D., No. 5 ; Newman, John Henry, D.D.; Puset, Edward Bouvkrie, D.D.
14. Man Responsible for his Dispositions, Opinions, and Conduct; a Leoturo, 1840, Svo, pp. 72. 15. Four LccturcB on Spiritual Christianity, 1841, 8vo; N. York, 1841, 12mo.
"Among the best of the author's numerous works."—Oongreg. Mag.
See, also, Chris. Exam., xxxi. 308, (by S. Osgood.)
16. Loyola, and Jesuitism in its Rudiments, Lon., 1S49, '50, '63, p. 8vo; N. York, 1849, '51, 12mo. 17. Wesley and Methodism, Lon., 1851, '63, '65, p. 8vo; N. York, 1852, 12mo. Commended by Lon. Lit. Gax., and Britannia.
"In point of style and method it takes precedence of the entire series of Taylor's publications."—-V. Amer. Rev., Ixxv. 240.
Sec Stevens, Abel, D.D., LL.D., No. 8.
It elicited An Apology for Wesley and Methodism, in Reply to the Misrepresentations of Isaac Taylor and tho North British Roview, by Rev. R. M. Macbriar, 2d ed., Edin., 1852, 8vo. 18. The Restoration of Belief, Lon., 1855, cr. 8vo; Phila., 1855, 12mo; Camb., 1864, cr. 8vo; Bost., 1807, 12mo. Anon.
"A l>ook which I would recommend to every Btudent."—Riv. C. A. Swainsos, Prin. of Chich. Theolog. College.
Also commended by N. Brit. Rev., Nov. 1855: and censured by Westm. Rev., April, 1855, (Contcmp. Lit.) See, also, Farrar's Crit. Hist, of Free Thought, 1863, Lect. VIII., Note 49.
19. The World of Mind; an Elementary Book, Camb., 1857, fp. 8vo; Lon., p. 8vo; N. York, 1858,12mo.
"Contains much discriminating and profound thought."—AT. Brit. Ren.
Commended by National Rev.; less favourably noticed by Lon. Athen., 1858, i. 234.
20. Logic in Theology, ond other Essays, Lon., 1859, fp. 8vo; with a Sketch of the Life of the Author, and a Catalogue of his Writings, N. York, Oct. I860, 12mo.
"'Logic in Theology' is a review of Jonathan Kdwards's doctrine of Fatalism, ami a protest against Its application to daily life."—Notes and Queries, 1869, (q. v.)
The volume was commended by Brit. Quar. Rev., Sat. Rev., and Lon. Lit. Gm., all 1859.
21. The Liturgy and the Dissenters, Lon., 1880, 8vo. 22. Ultimate Civilisation, and other Essays, I860, fp. 8vo. 23. The Spirit of tho Hebrew Poetry, Oot. 1861, 8vo; N.York, (Carleton,) with 11 Biographical Introduction by William Adatna, D.D., Feb. ISfil, 8vo; 1862, 8vo; (Gowan,) April, 1861, 12mo; 1862, 8vo. See Lon. Athen., 1861, ii. 580; Amcr. Theolog. Rev., April, 1862. 24. Considerations on tho Pentateuch ; Addressed to the Laity, Lon., 1863, fp. 8vo, pp. 80; 3d ed., 1863. In answer to The Pentateuch and Book of Joshua Critically Examined, by the Right Rev. J. W. Colcnso, D.D., Bishop of Natal, 1863, 8vo; N. York, 1863. 12mo. Sec National Rev., Jan. 1863, art. i. Ho edited Edwards on the Will, Lon., 1831, '46, 8vo, prefixing thereto an Essay on the Application of Abstract Reasoning to Christian Doctrine, which was pub. separately, Boat., 1832, 8vo, (see Edwards, Jonathan, p. 646, suprn;) prefixed a Memoir of Blaise Pascal to a translation (by J. E. Hyland, A.M.: see Life and Corresp. of John Foster, Lon., 1866, ii. 455, 458) of Pascal's Thoughts on Religion, Lon., 1S3S, 12mo; published, with an Introductory Essay, a translation into English of Pfizcr's Life of Luther, 1840, r. 8vo; contributed to the Edinburgh and North British Reviews, Ac, and to the Eucyc. Brit., 8th ed., xii.. (1856,) the article on Jesuitism. See, also, Neviss, William, No. 1; Ragg, Thomas, No. 1; Taylor, Jane; Tiiaill, RoBert, D.D. In 1862 he was complimented by a Civil Service pension of £100, "in public acknowledgment of his eminent services to literature, especially in tho departments of history and philosophy, during a period of more than forty years." (London American, July 16, 1862.)
"lie is an independent more than an original thinker. Ho la rather exempt from fear than animated by anient courage in announcing the fruits of his enquiries. A great master of language, he is himself but too often mastered by it. Ho is too much the creature, to become the reformer, of his age. His assiduity to please is fatal to liis desire to command. His efTorts to move the will are defeated by his success in dazzling the fancy. Yet his liooks exhibit a character, both moral and intellectual, from the study of which the reader can hardly fail to rise a wiser and a better man."—Sir James Stephen: Edin. See^ lxxvii. (April, 1840) 262, (Worts of the Authrir of the Natural History of Enthusiasm:) repub. in bis Crit. and Miscell. Essays.
See, also, N. Amer. Rev., lxi. (July, 1845) 159, (The Writings of Isaac Taylor, by A. P. Peabody ;) N. Engender, vii. 610, (by L. Bacon;) Bost. Liv. Age, xli. 306, (from Lon. Now Month. Mag., 1854;) Bost. Review, Jan. 1862; Gilfillan's Third Gallery of Literary Portraits; Lon. Athen., 1862, i. 514, (Testimonial Fund for Isaac Taylor:) Personal Recollections by Isaac Taylor, in Good Words, 1864; Appleton's Annual Cyc, 1365, 672; Macmillan's Mag., Oct. 1865, (The Literary Life of Isaac Taylor.)
"The name of Isaac Taylor, in connection with the philosophy of human nutnre, as devoloped in his Histories of Enthusiasm, Fanaticism, and Spiritual Despotism, in connection with bis physical theories on the spiritual state, and also in connection with his more recent advocacy of the sanctity and inviolability of mora] obligation, will ever bold a decided place in the history of English thinking during the nineteenth century."— Moreil: Hint, and Crit. View of the Spec. 1'ltilot. of Europe in the Nineteenth Century, 2ded., Lon., 1847, ii. 237.
See, also, Diary, Ac. of Henry Crabb Robinson, 1869, 3 vols. 8vo.
Taylor, Rev. Isaac. Words and Places; or, Etymol6gical Illustrations of History, Ethnology, and Geography, Lon. and Cnmb., 1864, cr. 8vo; 2d ed., Revised and Enlarged, 1865, cr. 8vo.
"A charming little book, at once scholarly ami jwpnlar, on a subject of unhiding interest."—Ltm. Reader, 1864, i. 322.
"As indispensable as Bradshaw."—Lon. Times.
Taylor, Isaac. Seo Taylor, .tefkerys, No. 16.
Taylor, J. The Thumb Bible: or, Verbum Scinpitcrnum; being an Epitome of the Old and New Testaments in English Verse, 3d ed., 1693, 6-Imo; new ed., Lon., Chiswick press, 1819, 64mo. See Lon. Lit. Gaz., 1849, 393; Taylor, John, The Water Poet, No. 60.
Taylor, J. Tho Trent Fisher, Stafford, 1781, 8vo.
Taylor, J. 1. English Grammar. 2. Parental and Filial'Duties; from Charron, 1805, 12mo. 3. Child's Guide, 1805, 8vo.
Taylor, J., M.D. Prizo Treatise on Blood-Letting in Fevers, from tho French of J. Van Rotterdam, Lon., 1818, 8vo.
Taylor, Rev. J., Head-Master of Queen Elizabeth's Free Grammar-School, Wakefield. True Doctrine of the Holy Eucharist, Ac.; in Refutation of Archdcneon Wilberforce's " Doctrine of the Holy Eucharist," Ac, Lon., 1855, 8vo. See Wilberforoe, Robf.rt Isaac, No. 12.
Taylor, J. Revised Liturgy of 1689, prepared in First Year of William and Mary, Lon., 1855, 8vo.
Taylor, J. Orvillc. 1. The District School, N. York, 1834, 12mo; 3d ed., Phila., 1S35, 12ino.
"A good judge and zealous writer on this subject, Mr. J. Orvillo Tavlor, author of the valuable treatise entitled 'The District School,' ic."—2 Kent. Com., 196, n., 8th ed., 1854.
2. Digest of M. V. Cousin's Report on Public Instruction in Prussia; and the Organization, Ac. of the School System in the Slate of N. York, Albnny, 1836, 18mo. 3. Farmer's School-Book, Ithaca. Edited The School Assistant, Albany, 4to, 1836-7-8.
Taylor, J. R. Rise and Progress of Mechanics' Institutes in England, Lon., 1861, 8vo.
Taylor, J. S. Selections from the Writings, and Memorial of, Lon., 1843, 8vo.
Taylor, J. S. Manual of tho Winding Up of Companies by the Court of Chancery, Lon., 1865, p. 8vo.
Taylor, Jacob, Surveyor-General of Pennsylvania, and a schoolmaster and physician, d. 1736, was tbo author of Pennsylvania, a poem published in 1728, and wrote the poetry for almanacs which from time to time he prepared for publication. See Titan's Almanac, 1730; (N. York) Hist. Mag., 1860, 344.
Taylor, James. Wholesome Advices from the Blessed Virgin to bor Indiscreet Worshippers; done out of the French, Lon., 1687, 4to.
Taylor, James. Remarks on the German Empire, Towns of the Rhine, and Campaign of 1743, Lon., 1745, 8vo.
Taylor, James, of Bakewell, Derbyshire, England. A View of the Money System of England from the Conquest, Ac, Lon., 1830, 8vo.
"Of extraordinary interest and valne."—Manchester Courier, April 3,1830.
Taylor, James, for many years a well-known bookseller of Blockfriars Road, was b. at Ware, Hertfordshire, 1778, d. at Fletching, Sussex, 1857. 1. Royal Brighton Guido, 1844, em. 8vo. 2. Account of Southover Priory, Lowes, 1851. 3. Sussex Garland : a Collection of Ballads, Sonnets, Ac, Newick, 1851, 8vo.
"Should be placed in every library and upon every drawingroom table in tbo county of Sussex."—John Rbitton.
"James Taylor should be written in letters of gold, as the mirror of right worthy bibliopoles."—Sir Walter Scott to Terry. See Lon. Gent. Mag., 1857,1. 494, (Obituary.)
Taylor, James. Political Economy illustrated by Sacred History, Lon., 1852, 12mo.
Taylor, Rev. James. Summary of the Evidence of the Existence of the Deity, Lon., 1855, 8vo, pp. 368.
Taylor, James, D.D., of Glasgow, editor of The Pictorial History of Scotland, Lon., 1859, 2 vols. r. 8vo, assisted Dr. Kitto in condensing his Popular Cyclopaedia of Biblical Literature, (sec Kitto, John, D.D.,) and contributed to Encyc. Brit., 8th ed., the articles Bible and Bible Societies, in vol. iv., (1854;) Extreme Unction, Fathers, Federal Government, Ac, in vol. v., (1855:) Miracles, in vol. xv., (1S58;) and Whitefield, George, in vol. xxi., (1860.) See, also, Reid, Alexander, LL.D.
Taylor, James II., D.D. 1. Lives of Virginia Baptist Ministers, Richmond, 1837, 12mo; 2d ed., 1838, 12mo. First and Second Series, with an Introduction by J. B. Jeter, D.D., N. York, 2 vols. 12mo. 2. Restricted Communion, Charleston, ISmo.
Taylor, James Rayard. See Taylor, Bayard.
Taylor, Rev. James Rrainerd. Seo Memoir of, N.York, 18mo; Chris. Quar. Spec, v. 291, (by S. R. Andrew ;) New Tribute to the Memory of, 1S38, 12mo.
Taylor, James N. Sketch of Franco; from Peuchet. Ac.; Trans., Ao., Washington, 1815, 8vo.
Taylor, James W. 1. History of the State of Ohio: First Period, 1650-1787, Cin.. 1854, 12mo. 2. Manual of tho Ohio School System, 185S, 8vo.
Taylor, Jane, the daughter of Isaac Taylor the first and Ann Taylor the first, was b. in London, Sept. 23, 1783, d. in Ongar, Essex, April 12, 1824. Her first production which appeared in print was tho poem of Tho Beggar Boy, published in the Minor's PocketBook (to which her sister Ann had contributed for some yearB) in 1804; she afterwards united with her sister in tho composition of the juvenile works already noticed, (see Taylor, Ann, the second,) and subsequently published the following: 1. Display: a Tale, Lon., 1815, 12mo; Bost., 1S15, 12mo; last ed., Lon., 1848, 18mo. Commended by Lon. Month. Rev.. 1810, i. 325. 2. Essays in Rhvme on Morals and Manners, 1816, 12mo; Bost., 1816,"l2mo; 5th ed., Lon., 1839, 12mo.
"No poet of the time (not excepting the greatest) has shown more exquisite skill in delineating huiimn nature, human manners, and human frailties."—Montgomery's Christian ftxL
See, also, Taylor, Aux, the first, No. 8.
After her death, appeared: 3. Memoirs, Correspondence, and Poetical Remains of the Late Jane Taylor; with Extracts from her Correspondence, by Isaac Taylor,
1825, 2 vols. 12mo; Bost., 1826, 12mo; Lowell, 1820, 12mo; 4th ed., Lon., 184S, fp. 8vo; Memoirs and Correspondence, abridged by Rev. D. Smith, N. York, ISnio. See Eclec. Rot., 4th Ser.; Lon. Month. Rev., cix. 90; Chris. Exam., iii. 467, (by A. Lamson;) Chris. Month. Spec., viii. 591; U.S. Lit. Gaz., v. 9; Analcc. Mag., vii. 57. 4. The Contributions of Q. Q. to a Periodical Work, [Youth's Mag., 1816-22 ;] with Some Pieces not before Published, Lon., 1826, 2 vols. 12mo; N. York,
1826, 2 Tola. 12mo; 12th ed., Lon., 1855, fp. 8vo; 13th ed., 1866, 12mo.
"A work which cannot be too highly praised."—Lon. Quar. Ret., Uxiv. 22, (q. v.)
Her contributions to The Associate Minstrels, a vol. of poetry, were repub. in vol. ii. of No. 3. Portions of her writings have been pub. separately in book-form in America, and the following collections hare also appeared there: I. The Writings of Jane Taylor, Bost., 1835, 3 vols. 12mo. II. The Pleasures of Taste, and other Stories selected from the Writings of Mies Jane Taylor; with a Sketch of her Life by Mrs. Sarah J. Hale, 12mo, pp. 288, (see N. Amer. Rev., April, 1840, 506;) new ed., N.York, 1847, 18mo. A notice of Miss Taylor will also be found in Mrs. Elwood's Literary Ladies of England, ii. 262-75. Moir remarks that the poetic reputation of Jane Taylor rests "on her ' Squire's Pew,' a lyrio of exquisite originality and beauty," (Sketches of the Poet. Lit., Ac., Lcct. VI.:) a eulogy which we heartily endorse.
Taylor, Mrs. Janet, "the Mrs. Somerville of the marine world," ie well known as the teacher of the Nautical and Mathematical Academy at the east end of London, and as the author of the following valuable works. 1. Luui-solar and Horary Tables, with their Application in Nautical Astronomy, Lon., 1833, 8vo; last ed., 1851, 8vo. 2. Lunar Tables, 1834, 8vo; 2d ed., (1835,) 8vo. 3. Epitome of Navigation and Nautical Astronomy; with Improved Lunar Tables, new ed., 1851, 8vo. 4. Diurnal Register for Barometer, Sympiesometer, Thermometer, and Hygrometer, 2d ed., 1844, ob. 8vo. 5. Planisphere of the Fixed Stars, 1846, 4to. 6. HandBook to the Local Marine Board Examinations. 7. Guide to the Use of Maury's Charts: ace Maury, Matthew Fontaine, LL.D. In December, 1859, Mrs. Taylor's valuable services were acknowledged by a Civil List pension of £50 : see Lon. Times, Dec. 1859.
Taylor, Miss Janette. Life and Correspondence of John Paul Jones, Ac.; from Letters, Ac. in the Posseslion of Miss Janette Taylor, N. York, 1830, 8vo. See Sherbcrxe, John Henry, No. 1.
Taylor, Mrs. Jeannette It. Startling Incidents In the Life of a Lady: The Eventful Autobiography of Mrs. Jeannette H. Taylor, nfe Hoppin, Ac., N. York, 1866, 8vo, pp. 21.
"Manj Providence people figure in this scandalous pamphlet.1' —Bartletei BMiag. of Rhode Island, 1864, 265.
Taylor, Jefferys, d. at Broadstairs, Kent, August 8, 1853, in his 61st year. 1. Description of the Earth, Lon., 12mo. 2. Harry's Holiday, I M.i.,. 3. Little Historians, 3 vols. 18mo. 4. Month in London, 12mo. 5. Old English Sayings: Prose and Verse, 1827, 12mo. 6. Parlour Commentaries on the Constitution, Ac., 12mo. 7. Ralph Richards, the Miser, 18mo. 8. Tales and Dialogues : Prose and Verse, 18mo. 9. The Farm, 1834, 16tno. 10. The Forest, 1834,16mo. 11. Young Islanders, 1841,'48,'59, 12mo; N.York, 1854, 16mo; Bost., 1880. 12. Cottage Traditions, Lon., 1842, fp. Svo. 13. Incidents of the Apostolic Age in Britain, 1844, fp. Svo. 14. jE«np in Rhyme, 4th ed., 1846, 18mo. 15. Glance at the World around us, 1848, '54, fp. Svo. 16. Family Bible Newly Opened, with Uncle Godwin's Account of it, 1852, 12mo. In consequence of bit, illness, completed and prefaced by his brother, Isaac Taylor.
Taylor, Jeremy, D.D., a descendant of Rowland Taylor, LL.D., the eminent Reformer and martyr, isoe Foxe's Acts and Monuments,) was b. 1613, at Cambridge, whore his father was a barber; entered a sizar of Caius College, Cambridge, 1626, and become Chaplain to Archbishop Laud and to Charles I.; Fellow of All Souls' College, Oxford. 1636; Rector of Uppingham. Rutlandshire, 1638; sequestered by the Parliament, 1642, and after the defeat of the royalists suffered frequent but abort impri sonmenu; during the first years of the Protectorate kept a
school in Wales, (in conjunction with William Nicholson, afterwards Bishop of Gloucester, and William Wyatt, afterwards Prebendary of Lincoln,) and officiated afl chaplain to the Earl of Carberry, at Golden Grove, Carmarthenshire; in 1658 settled in Ireland, and exercised his ministry alternately at Lisburn and Portinora: returned to London in the spring of 1660, and signed the loyal Declaration of the Nobility and Gentry, dated April 24,—thirty-five days before the Restoration; was consecrated Bishop of Down and Connor, January, 1661; made a member of the Irish Privy Council in February, intrusted with the diocese of Dromore in March, and in the same year was elected Vice-Chanccllorof the University of Dublin; d. at Lisburn, August 13, 1667, and wall interred in the choir of the cathedral at Dromore. By his first wife, Phcebe Langsdale, he had four sons, all of whom he survived; by his second wife, Joanna Bridges, a natural daughter of his royal patron and friend Charles I., (when Prince of Wales,) and mistress of an estate at Carmarthen, he had three daughters, all of whom survived him: 1, Phoebe, d. single; 2, Joanna, married Edward Harrison, M.P. for Lisburn; 3, Mary, married Dr. Francis Marsh, afterwards Archbishop of Dublin.
Bishop Taylor's funeral sermon was preached by his chaplain, Doctor George Rust, his episcopal successor in the see of Dromore; and a more florid eulogy has seldom been pronounced. We quote a few sentences:
"He was none of God's ordinary works, but his Endowments were «o many and Bo great, as really made him it Miracle. Nature had befriended him much in his Constitution ; for he wan a person of a most sweet and obliging humour, of great candour and ingenuity; and there was so much of Halt, and nneuess of wit, and prettiuCHS of oddregs. in his familiar discourse*, as made his conversation have nil the ploasantness of a comedy, and all the usefulness of a sermon. . . . To these advantages of nature, and excellency of his spirit, he ridded an indefatigable industry, and God gave R plentiful benediction ; for there were very few kinds of learning but h« was a myxtes and a great master in them. He was a rare Humanist, and hugely versed in all the polite parts of Learning, and thoroiigbly cuncocted all the in-1 n t Moralists, Ureek and Roman Poets and Orators, and was not uuacquainted with the refined wits of the Inter ages, whether French or Italian. . . . This great Prelate had th» good humour of a Gentleman, the eloquence of an Orator, the fancy of a Poet, the acuteness of a Schoolman, the profoundness of a Philosopher, the wisdom of a Cbancollor, the sagacity of a Prophet, the reason of an Angel, and the piety uf a Saint. Ho had devotion enough for a Cloister, learning enough for an University, and wit enough for a College of Virtuosi. And bad his parts and endowments been parcelled out among his poor Clergy that he left behind him, it would perhaps haTu made one of the best dioceses in the world."
"H« was esteemed," says Wood, " by the generality of persona a compleat artist, accurate logician, exquisite, quick, and itcirte in his reasonings, a person or great fluency in his language nut] of prodigious readiness in his learning. A noted Presbyterian [Hen. Juanes, in his Epist. to the Header before Certain Letters between him and Jer. Taylor, 16GO, fol.l also (his antagonist) doth ingeniously confess that Dr. Taylor is a man of admirable wit, great parts, hath a quick and elegant pen, is of abilities in critical learning and of profound skill in antiquity."—Atfifn. Oxnn., Bliss's ed., iii. 784, q. r. (and vide Index) for an account of Taylor and his writings.
We proceed to the enumeration of his principal and several of his minor works, with the dates of the first and some of the early editions and of a number of recent editions. 1. The Sacred Order and Offices of Episcopacy, by Divine Institution, Apostolicall Tradition and Catholicke Practice, Oxon., 1642, 4to; Lon., 1647, 4to; with Clerus Domini, N. York, 1844, 16mo. Lowndea (Brit. Lib., 383) mentions an ed. Oxon., 1638 : which we doubt. It was written by command of Charles I.
2. Discourse concerning Prayer ex tempore; or, by Pretence of the Spirit, in Justification of Authorized and Set Forms of Liturgie, Lon., 1646, 4to : anon.; 1647. 4to: anon.; 1649, 4to: with his name. Bishop Heber classes this among the best of his Polemical Discourses.
3. New and Easy Institution of Grammar, 1647, 4to. In this he was assisted by William Wyatt, to whom the book has been ascribed.
4. Discourse of the Liberty of Prophesying, shewing the Unreasonableness of Proscribing to Other Men's Faith, and the Iniquity of Persecuting Different Opinions, 1617, 4to; 1650, 4to. Many edits. With an Introd. Essay by Rev. R. Cattermole, 1834, 12mo. See Rutherford, Samuel, No. 9, (an answer to this;) Stillingfleet, Edward, No. 1.
"The most curious, and perhaps the ablest, of all his compositions. His admirable 'Liberty of Prophesying' was composed, as he tells Lord Hatton, under a host of grievous disadvantages: *n adversity and want; without books or leisure; and with no »ther resources than those which were supplied by a long faniiliirily with the sacred volume, and a powerful mind imbued with all the learning of past ages."—Bishop Uzbek: Life af Taylor.
"The argument of this important book rests on one leading maxim, derived from the Arminian divines, as it Whs in them from Erasmus and Acontius, that the fundamental truths'of Christianity are comprised in narrow compare, not beyond the Apostles' Creed in its literal meaning; that all the rest is matter of disputation, and too uncertain, for the most part, to warrant our condemning those who differ from us, as if their error must bo criminal."—Hallam: Lit. Hist, of Europe, 4th ed., 1854, ii. 344-54. See, also, 19.
"To tho principles of Bi#hop Taylor, first, perhaps, displayed in this admirable work, may be traced the still more clear ond irrefragable reasonings of Locke, and finally the Toleration Act Itself."—Lon. Quar. Rev. See, also, Edin. Rev., lxxx. 319, a., (by Heury Rogers.)
5. The Great Exemplar of Sanctity and Holy Life, according to the Christian Institution, described in the Life and Death of Jesus Christ, Ac, 1649, 4to; 1653, fol.; 1657, fol.; 1667, fol.; with Cave's (see Cave, WilLiam, D.D.) Antiquitates Apostolicro: 1675, fol.; 1678, fol.j 1684, fol., (some 1. p.;) 1694, fol.; 1703, fol.; 1742, fol. Later edits.: 1811, 2 vols. 8vo; by Rev. R. Philip, 1835, 4to; 1842, 3 vols. fp. 8vo, (Pickering:) 1849, 3 vols. fp. 8vo, (Pickering;) 1849, p. 8vo, (Pickering;) by Rev. C. P. Eden, 1847, Svo; 1850, 8vo; by Buckley, 1851, fp. Svo; Phila., 1832,12rno ; N. York, 2 vols. 12mo; abridged by Rev. W. Darnell, Lon., 1818, 8vo, with Antiquitates Apostolica?,by Philip, 4to.
"This splendid work luxuriates in a richness of imagery, and a grand eloquence of expression, which breathe in every sentence the vital and essential spirit of poetry. ... I am acquainted with no work of Bishop Taylor's (I'may say of any author) in which more practical wisdom may be found, a greater knowledge of the human heart, and a more touching application."—Bishop Hkber: Life of Taylor. See, also, Lon. Quar. Rev., Ixxiv. 191.
6. The Rule and Exercises of Holy Living, 1650,12mo: 8th ed., 1668; 12th ed., 1680; 14th ed., 1686. 8vo; 1st Amer. ed., from 27th Lon. ed., Phila., 1810, 12rao; 28th
. ed., Lon., 1810. Later edits.: by Rev. T. Thirlwall, 1820, 8vo; by Rev. J. R. Pitman, (from Heber's ed. of Taylor's Works,) 1828, 8vo; 1844, 12mo, (Pickering;) 1857, 12mo, (Parker;) 1857, 12mo, (Bell;) 1860, 12rao, (Bell;) 1869, 16mo, (Rivingtons.) See Nos. 7, 9, 16.
7. The Rule and Exercises of Holy Dying, 1651, 12mo; 8th ed., 1668; 12th ed., 1680; 21st ed., with Rules for the Visitation of the Sick, 1710, 8vo; with The Golden Grove, Phila,, 1811, 12mo; 35th ed., Yarmouth, 1814, 8vo. Later edits.: by Rev. J. R. Pitman, (from Heber's ed. of Taylor's Works,) Lon., 1828, 8vo; 1847, fp. 8vo, (Pickering;) 1850, fp. 8vo, (Pickering;) 1852, fp. 8vo, (Pickering;) 1857, 12tno, (Parker;) 1857, 12mo, (Bell;) 1869, 16mo, (Rivingtons;) Phila., 1869, 18mo; with No. 6: 1668, 12mo; 1674, 2 vols.; 1703, 8vo; 1710, 2 vols. 8vo; 1727, 8vo; 1739, 8vo. Later edits.: 1828, 8vo; by Bishop Heber, 1828, 2 vols. 8vo; by Rev. W. H. Halo, 1838, fp. 8vo; 1845, fp. Svo; 1840, 2 vols. fp. 8vo, (Pickering;) 1840, 12mo, (Pickering;) 1847, 2 vols. 8vo, (Pickering,—antique type;) 1850,2 vols. fp. 8vo, (Pickering;) 1852,2 vols. fp. Svo, (Pickering;) by Rev. G. Croly, 2 vols. fp. 8vo; 1851, 12mo; by Rev. C. P. Eden, 1856, 8vo; 1857, l2mo, (Bell;) 1857, 2 vols. 8vo, (Bell;) 1859, 12mo, (Bell;) 1869, 16mo, (Rivingtons;) K. York, 12mo. By Ezra Abbot, Bost., 1864, 2 vols. 16mo; 1. p., 12mo. See Nos. 9, 16.
8. Clcrus Domfni; or, A Discourse of the Office Ministerial, Lon., 1651, 8vo; 1655, fol. See Nos. 1, 9.
9. Course of Sermons for all the Sundaies in the Year, Lon., 1653, 2 vols, in 1, fol.; 2d ed., 1655, fol.; 3d ed., 1668, fol.; 4th ed., 1673, fol.; with a Supp. of XI. Sermons, Clerus Domini, and Rules, Ac. to the Clergy, 1678, fol.; Discourses on Various Subjects, 1807, 3 vols. 8vo; Host., 1816, 3 vols. 8vo, (see N. Amer. Rev., iii. 126, by Dr. Gardiner, x. 19, by T. Parsons;) Lon., 1817, 3 vols. 8vo; Sermons for all the Sundays in the Year, with XII. Sermons on Various Subjects, by Bishop Heber, 1828, 2 vole. Svo; Edin., 1839, 2 PU. r. 8vo; by Rev. C. P. Eden, Lon., 1850, 8vo; 1855, 8vo; Sermons. Complete, N.York, 1849, 8vo; Phila., 8vo; Whole Sermons, and the Rule and Exercises of Holy Living and Dying; with a Biog. Memoir, Lon., 1840, r. 8vo; XV. of his Sermons, ed. by Rev. Daniel Lysons, 1818, 8vo; Select Sermons of Bishop Taylor, with an Introd. Essay by Rev. R. Cattermole, 1834, 12mo, (vol. vii. of the Sacred Classics.)
"His excellent discourses, which are enough of themselves to furnish a library, and will be famous to all succeeding generations for the exactness of wit, profoundness of judgment, richness of fancy, clearness of expression, copiousness of invention, and general usefulness to all the purposes of a Christian."— Wood: Athen. Oxon., Bliss's ed., iii. "S3.
"As essays for the closet, and as intended for those into whose hands they usually fall, few compositions can bo named
so eminently distinguished by fancy, by judgment, by learning, and by powers of reasoning; few, where the mind is so lrreHistibly allured; or where so much luxuriance of imagination, or so much mellowuess of style, are made the vehicles of divinity so sound, and holiness so practical."—Bishop Hebxr: L\ft of Taylor.
"The sermons of Jeremy Taylor are . . . far, Indeed, abovo any that had preceded them in the English Church. An imagination essentially poetical, and sparing none of the decorations which, by critical rules, are deemed almost peculiar to verse; a warm tone of piety, sweetness, and charity; an accumulation of circumstantial accessories whenever he reasons, or persuades, or describes: an erudition pouring itself forth in quotation till his sermons become in some places almost a garland of flowers from all other writers, and especially from those of classical antiquity, never before so redundantly scattered from the pulpit, distinguish Taylor from his contemporaries by their degree, us they do from most of his successors by their kind. His sermons on the Marrfuge Ring, on the House of Feasting, ou the Apples of Sodom, may be named without disparagement to others, which perhaps ought to stand iu equal place. But they are not without considerable faulty some of which have just been hinted. The eloquence of Taylor is great, but it is not eloquence of the highest class; it Is far too Asiatic, too much in the style of the declaimers of the fourth century, by the study of whom he had probably vitiated his taste; his learning is ill placed, and his arguments often as much so; not to mention that he has the common defect of alleging nugatory proofs; his vehomency loses its effect by tho circuity of his pleonastic language; his sentences are of endless length, and hence not only altogether unmusical, but not always reduciblo to grammar. But he is still tho greatest ornament of the EnglUh pulpit up to the middle of the seventeenth century; and we have no reason to believe, or rather much reason to disbelieve, that he had any comjietftor in other languages."—Hali.aii: Lit. Hist, of Europe, i. 35&-60.
10. Tho Golden Grove; or, A Manual of Daily Prayers and Letanies fitted to the Daves of the Week, 1655, 8vo: anon.; 14th ed., 1683. Later edits.: 1839, ISmo, (Parker;) 1843, (Rivingtons;) 1845, (Burns;) N.York, 16mo; Oxf., (Parker,) 1864, fp. 8vo; 1869, fp. 8vo, (Parker.)
11. Unum Necessariutn ; or, The Doctrine and Practice of Repentance, Lon., 1655, 8vo. Abridged by Rev. W. H. Hale, 1838, 8vo.
12. Collection of Polemical and Moral Discourses, 1657, fol.; 3d ed., 1674, fol.
"English proso was En his time in a progressive state. It hod been advanced very far by tho genius of Sidney and the wisdom of Hooker; but the pedantry of the reign of James had done much to eclipse its lustre. In Taylor it broke out from its obscurity with energy and brightness. His Polemical Discourses exhibit a specimen of English composition superior to any that had gone before."—Bishop Rust: Funeral Sermon on Jeremy Taylor.
"From these Polemical Discourses the theological student must derive the soundest instruction and most important advantages."—Bk i,on.
13. Discourse of the Nature, Offices, and Measures of Friendship, with Rules of Conducting it: Written iu answer to a Letter from the most ingenious and vertuous M. K. P., [Mrs. Katherine Philips, 7. t;.,] by J. T., D.D., 1657, 12mo; 2d ed., with a second title-page, viz.: To which is added, Two Letters written to Persons newly changed in their Religion, Ac, by J. T., D.D., 1657, 12mo, pp. 176; 1662, 12mo; 1678. Of the Discourse of Friendship, Bishop Heber observes,
"It may, without impropriety, be considered as the earliest of his casuistic writings." He commends the lady for having "suggested such a theme to Taylor, inasmuch as ft was calculated, more than most otho> s, to elicit tho fires of his peculiar eloquence; and accordingly he has produced a splendid and powerful essay."—Life of Taylor.
14. Collection of Offices or Forms of Prayer in Cases Ordinary and Extraordinary, 1658, Svo: anon.; 1690, Svo. 15. Duotor Dubitantium; or, The Rule of Conscience in all her General Measures, 16G0, 2 vols, in ], fol.; 2d ed., 1671, fol.; 3d ed., 1676, fol., gome 1. p.; 1696, fol.; new ed., Svo, (Longman ;) Abridged by Richard Barcroft, 1725, 2 vols. fol.
"Of this largest and most laborious of Bishop Taylor's works it has boon said, without exaggeration, that it is the production of retentive memory and laborious research, of learning various and profound, and of reasouing close and dispassionate."—Bishop Hebkr: Life of Taylor.
"Tho most extensive and learned work on casuistry which has appeared in the English language. . . . With many of Taylor's excellences, his vast fertility, and his frequent acuteness, the Ductor DnbitAiitium exhibits his characteristic defects ; the waste of quotations is even greater than in \m other writing*, and his own exuberance of mind degenerates into an intolerable prolixity. His solution of moral difficulties is often unsatisfactory; after an accumulation of arguments and authorities, we have the disappointment to perceive that the knot is neither untied nor uncut; there seems a want of close investigation of principles, a frequent confusion Vid obscurity, which Taylor's two chief faults, excessive display of erudition and redundancy of language, conspire to produce. Paley is no doubt often superficial, and sometimes mistaken; yet in clearness. In conciseness, in freedom from impertiueut reference to authority, he is far