Excursions in the County of Sussex Comprising Brief Historical and Topographical Delineations Together with Descripitons of the Residences of the Nobility and Gentry, Remains of Antiquity and Other Interesting Articles of Curiostiy Forming a Complete Guide for the Traveler and Tourist - Thomas Cromwell (1822):

The Climate of Sussex varies much with the aspects the different portions of its surface In some parts aii is as mild as it is commonly found to be in this but in others particularly on the South Down where open to the south west it is excessively bleak unfavourable to the progress of vegetation The here have frequently sufficient force to dislodge and other roofs from houses and out buildings says the reverend author of the Agriculture of Sussex when impregnated with saline particles occasioned by the beating of the spray against the beach all the hedges and trees within the sphere of influence On the side exposed to their fury the seem to be cut as if it were artificially and in open situations though at a considerable distance the coast the spray penetrates the houses even if with brick Hence arises the necessity of placing buildings in this district in low and sheltered positions to prevent the mischief which would otherwise be occasioned by these winds.

Sussex is in length seventy six miles and in breadth at a medium something less than twenty its in acres amount to 933,360. Its boundaries to the north Surrey on the east and north east on the south the British Channel and on the Hampshire. The population agreeably to the made to parliament in 1811 amounted to 190,083 whom 94,188 were males and 95,895 females showing an increase since 1801 of 35,772 persons. The of inhabited houses as specified in the above was 29,561 The divisions of the county are into rapes a term to Sussex hundreds and parishes.

 Chapter 1 
The family of Dashwood had been long settled in Sussex. Their estate was large, and their residence was at Norland Park, in the centre of their property, where for many generations, they had lived in so respectable a manner as to engage the general good opinion of their surrounding acquaintance.
 Chapter 4 
"Her resolution was formed as she read. The situation of Barton, in a county so far distant from Sussex as Devonshire, which, but a few hours before, would have been a sufficient objection to outweigh every possible advantage belonging to the place, was now its first recommendation. To quit the neighbourhood of Norland was no longer an evil; it was an object of desire; it was a blessing in comparison of the misery of continuing her daughter-in-law's guest: and to remove for ever from that beloved place would be less painful than to inhabit or visit it while such a woman was its mistress.
 Chapter 7 
Mrs. Jennings, Lady Middleton's mother, was a good-humoured, merry, fat, elderly woman, who talked a great deal, seemed very happy, and rather vulgar. She was full of jokes and laughter, and before dinner was over had said many witty things on the subject of lovers and husbands; hoped they had not left their hearts behind them in Sussex, and pretended to see them blush whether they did or not. Marianne was vexed at it for her sister's sake, and turned her eyes towards Elinor, to see how she bore these attacks, with an earnestness which gave Elinor far more pain than could arise from such common-place raillery as Mrs. Jennings's.
 Chapter 11 
This was the season of happiness to Marianne. Her heart was devoted to Willoughby, and the fond attachment to Norland which she brought with her from Sussex, was more likely to be softened than she had thought it possible before, by the charms which his society bestowed on her present home.
 Chapter 21 
A short pause succeeded this speech, which was first broken by Miss Steele, who seemed very much disposed for conversation, and who now said rather abruptly, "And how do you like Devonshire, Miss Dashwood? I suppose you were very sorry to leave Sussex."
 Chapter 49 
"I was simple enough to think, that because my faith was plighted to another, there could be no danger in my being with you; and that the consciousness of my engagement was to keep my heart as safe and sacred as my honour. I felt that I admired you, but I told myself it was only friendship; and till I began to make comparisons between yourself and Lucy, I did not know how far I was got. After that, I suppose, I was wrong in remaining so much in Sussex, and the arguments with which I reconciled myself to the expediency of it were no better than these: -- The danger is my own; I am doing no injury to anybody but myself."
 Chapter 50 
They were visited on their first settling by almost all their relations and friends. Mrs. Ferrars came to inspect the happiness which she was almost ashamed of having authorised; and even the Dashwoods were at the expense of a journey from Sussex to do them honour.

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