Eastbourne Memories - A Victorian Perspective

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Chap. XV.] The Author s Career ended.                   205
Though defeated, I was offered by my late colleagues on the County Council a seat on the Education Committee as a co-opted Member under the " Education Act, 1902," but I declined the honour, feeling that as my late constituents had withdrawn their confidence, or to speak more truly, had withdrawn their votes, after my 30 years' services to the town, I did not care to accept a compliment, even though it came from the County of Sussex at large. And this Election ended my public career in East-Bourne. I found, however, a solatium in the course of a very few weeks by being elected a Member of the Council of the Metropolitan Borough of Lewisham after a smart contest, although almost a stranger to my new constituency ; but I understood they took me on the strength of my many years' public experience in Sussex.
gdl's toll tyvA *nl>s MI."(All's Well.)
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