A Compendious History of Sussex: Topographical, Archæological & Anecdotical. Containing an Index to the First Twenty Volumes of the "Sussex Archæological Collections". (Google eBook)

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Geo. P. Bacon, 1870 - Sussex (England)
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Page 242 - ... and treated with an infinite measure of respect. He was a handsome fellow, and his good looks at once convinced the women that he was the true prince. His success was extraordinary, and his exchequer increased hourly by the contributions of the simple country folk. The "Prince for an hour" was, however, soon entrapped, to the exceeding grief of the ladies.
Page 30 - Normans' march, from their camp at Hastings to the battle-field, must have lain on the south-western slope of the elevated ridge of land extending from Fairlight to Battel ; that is, to the north of the village of Hollington, through what is now Crowhurst Park, to the elevated spot then called Hetheland, but now known as Telham Hill. This district, which is even at the present day encumbered with woods, must have presented many obstacles to the advance of a multitudinous army. But every possible...
Page 100 - Go, and do thou likewise.' — LUKE t., 37. " Here Johnson lies. What huntsman can deny Old honest Tom the tribute of a sigh ? Deaf is that ear which caught the opening sound ! Dumb is that tongue which cheered the hills around ! Unpleasant truth ! Death hunts us from our birth In view ; and men, like foxes, take to earth.
Page 15 - ... reverence — the Altar is very richly gilded, and from the ceiling, near to it hung a lamp. My friend asked the reason ' of its being kept burning, when nobody was there ?' The Old Lady Abbess told him because ' They believed that He himself was always there, in that surrendered it to the King and retired into Normandy, but the fortress suffered no detriment. In 1139 the Empress Maude, with her illegitimate brother, Robert Earl of Gloucester, landed at Littlehampton, and was received at the...
Page 71 - ... been ascertained ; it is of pure though not highly enriched Early English ; the round or polygonal abacus prevails throughout, and the windows are single lights, not very sharply pointed. The aisles have a few later insertions. The composition of this choir is remarkable and extremely beautiful : it is divided into four square compartments, each having a cross vault with ribs, the diagonal being enriched with the tooth ornament.
Page 245 - Quod fuit esse quod est, quod non fuit esse quod esse, Esse quod est, non esse quod est, non est, erit esse.
Page 8 - The situation of the place is very marshy, and the Arun even now overflows occasionally. 4. The difference between Amberley in its winter and summer dress is expressed in the local sayings in answer to the question, " Where do you belong ? " To which in winter the reply is " Amberley ; God help us ! " whilst in summer, " Amberley; where else would you live ? " (Lower, Hist, of Suss., i. 8 ; Sussex Industries, 1883, p. 114). Another informant says it is called "Amberley — God...
Page 12 - ... the Hundred of Avisford and the Rape to which it gives name. It is a post-town, has a Railway Station, and is distant about ten miles East of Chichester. Union Arundel, population in 1811, 2,188; in 1871, 2,956. Benefice, a Vicarage, valued at 222^. ; Patron, the Duke of Norfolk ; In.umbent, Rev. GAF Hart, MA, of Trinity College, Cambridge. Date of earliest Parish Register, 1560. Acreage, 1,968. Chief landowner, the Duke of Norfolk, Lord of Arundel Castle and Barony. This ancient and grandly...
Page 191 - The Queen's Majesty has had a hard beginning of a progress in the Weald of Kent ; and, namely, in some part of Sussex ; where surely are more wonderous rocks and valleys, and much worse ground than is in the Peak.

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