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An illustrated Brighton travel guide Circa 1834

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which water runs, mixes with it and changes its colour."
"Many substances,"said his father, " were once thought to be simple, which the knowledge of chemistry has since taught us are formed by the union of other bodies, very oppo­site in their natures—water is one of these : you will understand more of its properties, I hope, when we have time to study chemistry together. But now I will only tell you, that water is composed of two airs or gases; one of them is lighter than any substance we are acquainted with; it is very inflammable, and burns when flame is applied to it; the other is that part of the atmo­sphere which is absolutely necessary to the existence of living creatures,
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