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An illustrated appreciation, of the most interesting districts in Sussex.

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The Ruined Nave of Boxgrove.
CHAPTER V
CHICHESTER AND THE HILLS.
Goodwood—The art of being a park—The Cenotaph of Lord Darnley —Boxgrave—Cowper at Eastham—The Charlton Hunt—A famous run —Huntsman and Saint—Present day hunting in Sussex—Mr. Knox's delectable day with his gun—Kingly Bottom—The best white violets— A demon bowler—Two epitaphs.
Chichester may have a cathedral and a history, but nine out of ten strangers know of it only as a station for Good­wood race-course; towards which, in that hot week at the end of July, hundreds of carriages toil by the steep road that skirts the Duke of Richmond and Gordon's park.
Goodwood Park gives me little pleasure. I miss the deer; and when the first park that one ever knew was Buxted, with its moving antlers above the brake fern, one almost is compelled to withhold the word park from any enclosure without them. It is impossible to lose the feeling that the right place for cattle—even for Alderneys—is the meadow. Cowrs in a park
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