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Sussex," by A. L. Frewen ; " Picturesque Sussex," by Claude Jerrold (Valentine & Sons, Dundee) ; " The Beauties and Antiquities of Sussex," by Rouse, 1825; " Glimpses of Our Sussex Ancestors," by Charles Fleet (1882), and Arthur Beckett's two delightful books on Sussex are all on the shelves of the Worthing Public Library, where a large collection of books which deal particularly with Sussex can be seen.
Salvington, less than three miles from Worthing, was the birthplace of John Selden (1584-1654), " the great dictator of learning to the English nation," and the intimate friend of Pym and Hampden. A black marble slab to his memory may be seen in the choir of the Temple Church, London. Selden's Cottage, with thatched roof, is very much visited by sightseers. Some of Selden's sayings are on our lips every day, the following for instance :
" Old friends are best. King James used to call for his old shoes, they were easiest for his feet."
r Blackmore's " Alice Lorraine " (sub-titled " A Tale of the South Downs ") deals with Chancton-bury Ring, and Louis Jennings' " Rambles Among the Hills " is without rival in its own particular line.