Holidays At Brighton - online book

An illustrated Brighton travel guide Circa 1834

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disastrous event took place in the night, so that no lives were lost.
This building, which was the largest of the kind ever erected, was intended as a conservatory, for the reception and preservation of the rare and beau­tiful plants of tropical climates ; the interior was very tastefully arranged, and contained a basin for aquatic plants. The dome represented the inverted calyx of an open flower, and was one hundred and two feet larger than that of the Cathedral of St. Peters at Rome.
Edward and Lewis, mourned over the fate of the poor conservatory, and pitied the gentleman who had pro­jected it; at the same time hoping, that he, or some one else, would have spirit enough to recommence the
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