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A SUSSEX BOOK.                            179
example of bodily and mental vigour in old age. " Tho' of excellent natural endowments, and great reading, yet is still," Mr. Turner, testifies, " very inquisitive after more knowledge, careful to pur­chase all books of worth as they come from the press, and very curious and attentive in reading and marking them. In all my coversation I have not met with such a walking-library, except the late Bishop of Lincoln, Dr. Barlow." (Chap, xlix., 32). A Special and Remarkable Providence at
Hastings. From Mr. Garraway our author heard of " a special and remarkable providence " at Hastings about the year 1694. " When the people were in great poverty, and suffer'd much by scarcity of money and provisions, it pleased God, that an unusual and great shoal of herrings came up the river, by which the inhabitants were plentifully supplied for the present; and the next week after, a multitude of cod succeeded them, which were supposed to have driven the former into the river before them ; by which means the necessity of the poor inhabitants was supplied unexpectedly, to admiration." (Chap, xxi., 5).
Some of these passages place the Reverend
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