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An illustrated Brighton travel guide Circa 1834

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10               THE CHAIN-PIER.
to the pier. I do not wonder you should doubt its strength, judging from its light and elegant appear­ance; and yet, I assure you, it is better calculated to withstand the force of the waves than buildings of solid masonry, which present a greater resistance to them. How­ever, I must honestly tell you, that the chain-pier received considerable injury only a few months back, in a very heavy gale, which blew from the south-west. Many of the caps and chains were displaced, and the planks torn up by the violence of the wind, which seemed to set directly against it."
" Were you at Brighton then, papa i
" No; but I was once here during
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