ousness with which he recommended, from the Scriptures, universal piety, righteousness, and holiness of heart and life, and the necessity of acquiring and practising these; shewing the danger of trusting to any other expedients for obtaining the favour of God, and the blessedness of heaven, without personal holiness and obedience.
A method of preaching not improper for convincing, converting, and edifying the hearers, especially when enforced by a suitable practice.
(Memoir, p. XIII.)
In 1747, Dr. Benson printed a volume of Sermons on several important Subjects.
A letter which he received from Dr. Herring, the then Archbishop of Canterbury, in acknowledgment of a presentation copy, accompanied with congratulations on his recent elevation to the primacy, has been preserved, and merits insertion, as a model of that liberal and truly Christian spirit which we could wish to find in all stations, and more especially in one of such high dignity and extensive influence.
, of Chowbent.
From those two stocks have proceeded very widely extending branches.
Before his death he had seen grandchildren
On the birth of the first was written his tract, The value of a Child, republished in 1816, by Messrs. R. and A. Taylor. growing up around him, several of whom have been till very lately, and some of whom are still, in our churches, universally respected and esteemed.
Dr. Taylor's eldest grandson, the Rev. Philip Taylor, late of Dublin, was born at Norwich, in 1747.
He received his education first under Dr. Harwood, then of Congleton, afterwards in the academies of Exeter and Warrington.
In 1767, he was chosen assistant to the Rev. John Brekell, of Benn's Garden, in Liverpool, whom he succeeded as minister of the congregation in 1770.
In 1777 he removed to Dublin, as assistant to his father-in-law, the Rev. Dr. Weld, in the pastoral charge of the congregation assembling in Eustace Street, in that city.
In this connexion he continued during the rema