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An illustrated Brighton travel guide Circa 1834

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SHRIMPING.                   53
ble dwelling, amid the oft-repeated thanks of poor Tom, and his daughter Mary, for all the favours shown them by the good lady, and the young gentlemen.
Edward and Lewis were not sorry when they had quitted the narrow, confined street, to come in view of the sea once more. They rambled along the beach to the westward, en­joying the cool sea-breezes, as they had often done at other times.
The tide was now low, and many women and children were employed in shrimping, at a distance from the shore ; while the husbands and fa­thers of some of them were busily engaged in making the necessary re­pairs in their fishing-nets, which were spread all around to dry. The sun,
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