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Appendicia et Pertinentiae ;

OR,

PAROCHIAL FRAGMENTS

RELATING TO

THE PARISH OF WEST TARRING,

&c. &c. &c.

LONDON:

GILBERT AND RIVINGTON, PRINTERS,

ST. JOHN's SQUARE.

OR,

PAROCHIAL FRAGMENTS

RELATING TO

THE PARISH OF WEST TARRING,

AND THE CHAPELRIES OF

HEENE AND DURRINGTON,

IN THE COUNTY OF SUSSEX;

CONTAINING

A LIFE OF THOMAS À BECKET,

AN HISTORICAL
AND DESCRIPTIVE ACCOUNT OF HIS (SO CALLED) PALACE AT WEST TARRING,

AND OF THE FIGS HE INTRODUCED ;

ECA.

SOME ACCOUNT OF THE LEARNED JOHN SELDEN,

AND SELDEN'S COTTAGE AT SALVINGTON, &c. &c. &c.

LOTITE

MINA

BY

JOHN WOOD WARTER, B.D.

VICAR OF WEST TARRING, &c. &c. &c.

In did of the Restoration of the Church of West Tarring

“With Hezekiah be a good Churchman; first, repair God's house, and let it never be
said that our Churches lie like barns, and that OUR FATHER lets down what PATER
NosTER set up.”—R. HARRIS, Sermons, p. 196, folio, 1652.

A good man finds every place he treads upon holy ground; to him the world is God's
temple. He is ready to say with Jacob, 'How dreadful is this place! this is none other than
the house of God!'—JOHN SMITH's Select Disc., p. 467.

LONDON:
FRANCIS & JOHN RIVINGTON,
ST. PAUL'S CHURCH YARD, AND WATERLOO PLACE.

“ Thus I entertain
The antiquarian humour, and am pleased
To skim along th

aces of things,
Beguiling harmlessly the listless hours.”

WORDSWORTH. The Excursion.

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“He that teaches others well, and practises contrary, is like a fair candlestick, bearing a goodly and bright taper, which sends forth light to all the house, but round about itself there is a shadow and circumstant darkness."

JEREMY TAYLOR, iii. 104.

“As the greatest learning of a Christian is to know the Cross of Christ, so the greatest learning of a Churchman is to build the Body of Christ.”

BP. REYNOLDS, iv. 309.

“ The hour so spent shall live,
Not unapplauded in the Book of Heaven,
For dear and precious as the moments are
Permitted man, they are not all for deeds
Of active virtue. Give we none to vice
And Heaven will not strict reparation ask
For many a summer's day and winter's eve
So spent as best amuses us.”

HURDiS. The Village Curate.

Preface.

“Smooth is my style, my method mean and plain,

Free from a railing or invective strain ;
In harmless fashion here I do declare
Mine own rich wants, poor riches, and my care ;
And therefore at my wants let no man grieve,
Except his charges will the same relieve.”

Taylor the Water Poet's Morro.

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The following circular will explain the object of the present volume :

“ It is proposed to restore, in the simplest way, but consistently with its original architectural features, the noble old Church of West Tarring, a sometime Peculiar of Canterbury, in the Diocese of Chichester. It is a fine old Structure, with the Nave unreduced and a striking Clerestory, the lancets being, like the ancient windows of the Temple, small without and large within. The Church, like many others in this country, is dedicated to St. Andrew. The body is of the age of Edward I. The chancel and tower (of flint work and stone quoins) of the age of Edward IV.;--so, at least, is supposed. The spire, though rather out of the perpendicular from an early strain on the timbers, rises in elegant dimensions from the tower, and is a well-known sea-mark. To the whole country round it silently points to heaven, and is an imposing object from all quarters.

Connected with the parish are the well-known names of Thomas

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