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228                                BYGONE SUSSEX.
them, ' Perhaps in your little Pocket Bibles with gilt leaves (which they would often pull out and read), the translation may be thus, but the Greek or the Hebrew, signifies thus and thus, and so would totallv silence them." There is nothing- to shew that Selden, when he became rich and famous ever revisited the rural scenes where his childhood was passed.
From Salvington by pleasant ways the visitor reaches Highdown Hill, and the Miller's Tomb.
John Oliver, the Miller of Salvington, appears to have had a passion for inscriptions. On a shed near the tomb he placed the lines—
Stranger enjoy this sweet enchanting scene, The pleasing landscapes and the velvet green; Yet though the eye delighted rove Think of better scenes above !
The interior was decorated with sacred texts and secular verses of equal orthodoxy, though of unequal beauty.
Psalm 107, 8, 9, and 43. O that men would praise the Lord for his goodness and for his wonderful works to the children of men. For He satisfieth the longing soul and filleth the hungry soul with goodness. Whoso is wise and will observe those things, even they shall understand the loving kindness of the Lord.
Prov. 27, 9. Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart, so doth the sweetness of man's friends by hearty counsel.
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