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LITTLE HAMPTON is a small bathing place, twenty five miles on the Sussex coast west of Brighthelmstone; four miles from Arundel, and fifty-nine from London; there are a few small lodging-houses erected here, and a machine or two; the houses are at a considerable distance from the sea, as if the builders were aware of thejf being washed away some time or other by the turbulent tides, and it seems to be no improper caution.
There is but one house of public refreshment, and that is built upon a kind of sand-bank, approaching so
near the water-side, that many have been apprehensive lest the tides should make an unmannerly attack, and the bearded Neptune break into their room while they were enjoying themselves over their meal.
It seems to be an unpleasant kind of place, fit only to inspire melancholy in a contemplative mind; but to a dull indifferent being, 'blessed with apathy, or one that can gratify himself over his glass of grog, his pipe of tobacco, or his mug of ale, it may do well enough, as he may stupify himself with the one, and go to sleep over the other, without interruption.
BOGNAR is another, and the last new established watering place on the Sussex coast, twenty-two miles west of Little Hampton, by the way of Arundel and Chichester; it lies seven miles south of the last mentioned city, and seventy from London, through Guildford, Godalmin, and Midhurst.
This is an extensive village of brick-built villas, newly erected, but little inhabited; a favourite speculation of Sir Richard Hotham's. It is a desirable spot, and, like a well-compiled newspaper, in lack of customers, is only wanting to be read; so Bognar is only wanting to be seen; there is a
good good hotel and small assembly-room near the ocean, which presents itself to you with the same kind of aspect as when you are at Brighton. .
appears at present merely calculated for the superior sort of society, and as there is often a peculiar shiness in them from pride, in respect to rank and etiquette, they seldom associate, or are they seen together; the want of which makes it appear for ever desolate, and throws a shade of melancholy over the whole neighbourhood.
Were there a few humbler habita. tions built for the middling race of his Majesty's subjects, it might be a consideration worth attending to. would add life to the scene by furnishing it with moving objects; whereas,
those which are there at present, whether it be from pride, or as if they were, ashamed to be looked at, sit brooding in their chambers at home. all day, or, if they venture abroad, they huddle and curtain themselves up invisibly in their carriages.
SOUTHAMPTON is an incorporated town, and may be said to be situated, in the garden of Hampshire. For the space of two miles, its approach from Winchester is unparalleled by any other town, or city in England; the town is handsomely built, the streets, well paved and flagged, of no inconsiderable extent, of great anti