Holidays At Brighton - online book

An illustrated Brighton travel guide Circa 1834

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cottages, on the southern coast, look­ed fearfully out, from time to time, into the gloom which they tried in vain to penetrate.
" The dreaded storm came at last; and it seemed as though nothing could escape its fury. Louder and louder peals of thunder burst upon the ear, while the livid glare of the lightning only made the darkness look more terrible.
" At length the day began to dawn, and revealed a spectacle more grand, yet awful, than you can well imagine. The deafening roar of winds and waters continued. In looking seaward, nothing but sheets of dazzling foam met the eye; whilst the huge breakers, now bursting on the shore, now dash-
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