Holidays At Brighton - online book

An illustrated Brighton travel guide Circa 1834

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ing themselves against the cliffs, seemed ready to swallow up all that opposed them."
" Oh ! the beautiful pier," cried Lewis, " what became of it then?"
" It was safe," replied his papa: " amid the contending elements, there it stood, stretching out into the sea, now almost hidden beneath the swell­ing waters, now showing its graceful form uninjured above the retiring waves. Some of the outworks alone were carried away; the pier itself remained entire. But, my children, I thought less at that moment of this beautiful structure, than of such of my fellow-creatures as were wan­derers on ocean's troubled breast: the thought of the hardships they must have endured in that night of
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