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A NOTABLE PAUPER.

A notable pauper died a few days ago in Charlton work-house, England, at the age of sixty-four. His name was Charles Cartwright. He was a man of education, and had once possessed wealth. He had run. through two fortunes, one of L 200,000 and one of L 400,000, spending the money chiefly in ostentatious living, and when utterly destitute had gone to the workhouse, where he lived quietly and contentedly for many years, earning a few luxuries for himself by writing poems for the country papers, and sermons for neighboring clergymen. Occasionally his friends would take him away, jtnd grant him an allowance ; but their efforts were always useless, as he instantly resumed his old habits, frequented the dearest restaurants, smoked the most expensive cigars, and drove about in cabs. At last he died, in the work-house, having never, the clerk thought, been unhappy, though the chairman on that point snubbed the clerk asking if he supposed that any contented man would ever write sermons.

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A NOTABLE PAUPER. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 79, 27 March 1880

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