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stands in need at the trying and awful period of dissolution . In his private character , Mr , Simpson y * a 9 distinguished by strong natural sensibility , which , heightened and directed by the truest principles of Christian benevolence , led him to take a lively interest in the welfare of others . His hand and purse were ever open to assist the
unfortunate to the utmost limit of his means . There are some , now far advanced in life , who can date their early religious impressions from the instructions which be was accustomed to give , in the most familiar manner , to his family and con *
nexions . He was buried on Thursday , the 21 st iastant , in the burial-ground at Worship Street , when Mr . Gilchrist delivered a funeral oration , and on the following Sunday afternoon improved the event in a discourse from Psalm lxxxix . 48 , < f What man is he that lircth , and shall not see death ?'' Afc October 3 ft , 1824 .
696 Obituary +- ~ Mq ? or C&rtwtight .
Major Cartwright . ( Pp . 571 & 628 . ) [ Although we have already inserted obituary notices of this truly worthy man , we cannot forbear inserting the following sketch of his character , from the pen of £ respected friend *—EdJ
There are few men who have been so long known to the public , or whose virtues have so much entitled them to regard , as this distinguished individual . He was the third son of William Cartwright , Esq ., of Maruham , in the county of Nottingham . A gentleman by birth and
education , as well as by his mild and liberal manners , his correct habits , and his manly and independent sentiments , he occupied a considerable share of public attention during the space of more than half a . century . Endowed with a vigorous understanding , matured by reflection ,
his mind was richly stored , with various knowledge and information . As a younger brother , he had been originally destined to the Navy ; but he soon relinquished that profession , and evinced an early predilection for subjects of political disquisition , which eventually became . the
leading object of his attention ; and , though his active and enterprising spirit was occasionally directed to other pursuits , yet , in the course of a long life , he never relaxed in the ardour of his
application to this favourite subject . Engaged in such speculations and inquiries , he cultivated politico as a science ; and devoted his time and his talents to this study , as a rational exercise of the understanding , and as the means of being useful in pro-
moting the welfare and happiness of his country . Ever observant of the great events of his time , he cherished a vigilant and jealops regard to the rights of the people . With this important object in view , the cause of Parliamentary Reform opened to him a wide field of discussion ,
and employed all the powers and energies of his mind . An able and experienced combatant in the arena of political controversy , he repelled the attacks . of his opponents with unshaken ririnaess and dexterity * His writings in favour of civil
and religious liberty , were numerotts ; and though they were sometimes perhaps too speculative and elaborate to be what is termed popular , in the common acceptation of the word , yet they were , generally speaking , the result of deep thought , and of close research into the nature and
origin of the British Constitution , the fundamental principles of legislation and government , and the true grounds of the liberties of the subject . They display great acuteness and ingenuity in detecting abuses , a just discrimination in tracing the artifices of corruption , a fearless lnfvnni / iittr « v » aonAfiinfr ft-VtA ii » tl < i < Yliac O » - » rl intrepidity in exposing the intrigues and
struggles of ambition , and in resisting the encroachments of arbitrary power , it cannot be matter of surprise , that the principles so warmly asserted by Major * Cartwright , as the champion of freedom and reform , together with the corresponding consistency of his political conduct ,
should have rendered him an object of calumny and misrepresentation amongst the advocates of passive obedience and non-resistance , the corrupt and unprincipled votaries of interest , and the determined supporters of absolute power and unrestricted prerogative .
However some might view the principles maintaned by Major Cartwright through the dense medium of prejudice and party-spirit , those who knew his real character , esteemed him an ardent , honest , conscientious patriot ; and , as such , long will his memory be held in
veneration . He was , as might naturally be expected , deeply interested in the result of the Spanish revolution , and in the misfortunes of those unhappy exiles from their native soil , who sought protection in this country , which has t > n various
other occasions afforded an asylum to those who have suffered under the rigours of persecution , or the baneful influences of tyranny and oppression . He ^ specially revered the high and heroic virtues of the brave Riego , that victim of the basest
? Many years ago , Mr . Cartwrig ht held the rank of Major in the NoUJn ghamshire Militia .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Nov. 2, 1824, page 696, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2530/page/56/