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CARTWRIGHT. 143 out of all employment, went abroad, and settled a corre- spondence with some of the most celebrated divines in the foreign protestant universities. During his abode on the continent, he was chosen minister to the English merchants atAntwerp, then at Middleburg, where he continued about two years, the Lord greatly blessing his labours. But by the importunity of his old friends, Messrs. Deering, Fulke, Wyburn, Lever, and Fox, he was at length prevailed upon to return home.. Several of our historians affirm of him, even before his troubles at Cambridge, " that he might the betterfeed his humour with conceitednovelties, he travelled to Geneva ; where hewas so enamoured with the new dis- cipline, that he thotight all churches and congregations were to be measured and squared by the practice of Geneva."t For this reproachful insinuation, however, there is no sufficient evidence. It is pretty certain he never went to Geneva till after his expulsion from the university. ' About the time of Mr. Cartwright's return to England, was published, " An Admonition to the Parliament, for the Reformation of Church Discipline ;" to which were an- nexed Beza's Letter to the Earl of Leicester, and Gaulter's to Bishop Parkhurst. Mr. Cartwright was not the author, as many writers have asserted ; but Mr. JohnField, assisted by Mr. Thomas Wilcocks, for which they were both com- mitted to Newgate, where they continued a long time..t Upon the imprisonment,of these two excellent divines, Mr. Cartwright was induced to publish a "SecondAdmonition, with an humble Petition to both Rouses of Parliament, for relief against Subscription." The first Admonition was answered by Dr. Whitgift. Mr. Cartwright then pub- lished a Reply to Whitgift's Answer; which he is said to have done so admirably well, that his very adversaries com- mended him for his performance.§ In 1573, Whitgift published his Defence against Mr. Cartwright's Reply. And in 1575, Mr. Cartwright published a Second Reply to Whitgift's Defence, in two pats. But the second part did not come out till 1577. Fuller is, therefore, mistaken, when he says, that Whitgift kept the field, and received no refutation; for it is certainMr. Cartwright had the last word.0 Clark's Lives, p. 18. Paule's Whitgift, p. 11.-Heylitt's Hist. of Pres. p. 562. See Arts. Field and Wilcock, § Clark's Lives, p. 1$, Strype's Whitgift, p. SO-69.-Churek 11ist. b. i z. P. 103.