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A Literary & Historical travel guide to the Sussex Coast

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The climate of this district is the mildest in Sussex, resembling that of the Isle of Wight; maize is sometimes grown for fodder, and in some hot summers has nearly ripened, giving a very foreign look to the fields. In Chichester a loquat and a banana have lived for some years, but do not produce any fruit.
The opening lines of Cooke's Bell of Bosham are by no means to be taken as describing a typical winter:
"Cold, dull, and overcast, the skies at length, Broke in long weeping showers o'er Bosenham, Ending a cheerless month of frost and gloom."
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