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222                   THE SUSSEX COAST
in Brill. I should be very happy if wee might meete and drink a bottle or two of wine with you. If it be not allowed your condition to honour me with soe high a favour, the civilities I have reed engage me to acknowledge myself to be,
" Sir, your servant,
"Thos. Shilbourne."
To whom Sir William replied—
" I did tell your trumpet, that if you would send us some sacke, we would drinke your health ; but you have expressed yourselfe so faire, that I am afraid I shall not suddenly be able to requite it, nevertheless I shall let slip no opportunity for meeting of you. I should be glad to embrace an occasion, but by reason of the condition we are in, I know it would not be consonant with myne honour. . . . But if you please to favour me with your company here, (which I am confident may be done without any prejudice at all to either) you and your friends shall receive the best entertainment the garrison can afforde, and a safe returne and you shall much oblige him who is desirous to be esteemed of you as
" Your servant,
"W. C."
In the parish church of Hurstpierpoint are numerous tablets to the families of Courthope and Campion.
The Downs are pierced by a tunnel with castel­lated entrance for the railway from London to Brighton, they are crossed by means of a deep cutting by the road that connects the same points. Just east rises Clayton Hill, on which are two wind-
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