Eastbourne Memories - A Victorian Perspective

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Preface.                                  vii
of pictures placed at my disposal. My list might easily have been doubled.
The Book has grown very far indeed beyond the limits originally contemplated for it. I sat down to write, as I thought, enough MS. as would suffice to make, at the outside, perhaps half a dozen Articles, of 2 or 3 columns each, in the Mast-Bourne Chronicle; and the reader now sees the growth of the MS. owing to the mass of material stored up, almost unknown to myself. I had no idea that I had done so much; or given so much time to public work in East-Bourne until the record of it came to be digested for the purposes of this book; or that I bad made in the town such an undue number of speeches, on such a variety of subjects. It would have been better for myself materially in every respect, if I had done much less; and had appeared much less in public, both as a speaker and a controversial writer.
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Lethen Grange,
Sydenham.
October, 1910.
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