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which he had been long perplexed . Desirous that nothing which he had Written on this important subject should be lost , she published in 1809 an arranged history of our Saviour ' s Life , in which Mr . Cappe ' s Notes were subjoined to the text , and Practical Reflections added by herself to erery section . Her literary labours
since Mr . Cappe ' s death have been chiefly confined to the publication of his works , with some pamphlets on philanthropic subjects ; but she also maintained an extensive correspondence , not only with persons in this country , with whom she was connected by friendship or
community of benevolent pursuits , but also in North America . Her pen was that of a * ready writer ; " and wherever any important object was to be attained by its employment , neither indolence nor the fear of misinterpretation induced her to remain idle .
The decline of Mrs . Cappe s bodily powers , which had been perceptible for some time , had scarcely affected her intellectual faculties , and had produced no effect whatever on the delightful serenity of her temper . Old age had taken away nothing of the warm interest with which she sympathized in the joys and
distresses of her friends , rejoicing with those that rejoiced , and inspiring into those that wept a portion of that steady j > iety , by which she herself contemplated every thing " as from God and for good to all . " The young , instead of being repressed and overawed by her , found her ready to enter into all their feelings , to assist them with counsel in the mildest
form of friendly suggestion , and to temper their romantic expectations and visionary plans , by the dictates of her own matured experience . Even her failings ** leaned to virtue ' s side : " if she loved the praises of the good , it was because her own kind and affectionate disposition
made her value every indication of her possessing a place in the affection and esteem of others ; though she was gratified by reputation , she never made it the object of pursuit , still less sacrificed to it any higher duty . Possessing such qualities of mind and heart , it may easily be conceived with what love and veneration
she was regarded by those who enjoyed her intimate friendship . Providence will raise up other labourers to carry on and complete the works of public usefulness to which she devoted herself ; the cause of gospel truth will be maintained by the eloquence of other advocates , and adorned by the virtues of other confessors ; but those who formed the Circle in which
Mrs . Cappe was most intimately known , can scarcely hope , that the knowledge of any other character , ecjually excellent , will repair their loss , or lessen the tender regret with which they cherish the memory of their late venerable friend . K .
496 Obituary . —Jlev . Wm . Button ^ Mr * E . Rowe . —Robert Chatfeild , Esq
Aug . 2 , in the 68 th year of his age , the Rev . William Button , 40 years pastor of the Baptist Church , Dean Street , Southwark . He was also for many years a respectable bookseller in Paternoster
Row . He took part in the controversy occasioned by the late Andrew Fuller ' s pamphlet on the Duty of all Men to believe the Gospel , maintaining against that gentleman the Ultra-Calvinisfcic Doctrine , that it cannot be the duty of the nonelect to believe , because it is not within their power .
— 10 , occasioned by the fall of his horse at Kensington , Mr . Edward Rowe , second son of Laurence Rowe , Esq ., of Brentford , in the 31 st year of his age .
— 13 , at Ditchling , Sussex , Robert Chatfeild , Esq ., in the . 67 th year of his age , sii \ cerely regretted by all the inhabitants of his neighbourhood . Scarcely any one could have been removed by death whose loss would be so much felt
and deplored ; for he was the friend of many little farmers and tradesmen in indigent circumstances . The labourers on his farm , influenced by his own conduct , are steady and industrious , and were for
many years in his employ . They mourn his loss as one of the best of masters . Jie was the founder of the Ditchling Lancasterian School for Girls , that for Boys being founded by his brother , John Chatfeild , Esq ., of Stockwell .
\ n politics , Mr . Chatfeild was a Reformer , in religion a strict Unitarian . He was very regular in his attendance on publie worship , and made a point of attending all meetings of the congregation for business , and those held " at the library . He enjoyed the full possession of his understanding to the last , and met his
approaching dissolution with the utmost fortitude and resignation . He was interred on Sunday the 21 st , in the new burying-ground belonging to . the Unitarian Baptist Meeting-house , when an appropriate sermon was preached by the Rev . T . Sadler , of Horsham , from Prov . x , 28 : " The hope of the righteous shall be gladness .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Aug. 2, 1821, page 496, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2503/page/56/