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An illustrated Brighton travel guide Circa 1834

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SPRINGS.                     117
" Have you ever seen a spring?" asked Lewis's father.
Lewis said, he had seen several: there was the spring in the hill-side, which supplied the brook that ran at the bottom of his uncle's garden ; and the chalybeate-spring; and his papa had once shown them how the men, who were digging in a gravel-pit were troubled with the little springs, which kept rising out of the earth. They were obliged to work night and day, to pump the water out into slanting wooden troughs, by which means it was carried down to the river."
" And the brook at the bottom of the garden," said Helen, " runs into the same river. I have often watched it, winding through the green mea-
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