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sea. Such is the early history to be visited during the summer of what is now one of the most as a bathing-place. In 1782, fashionable places of resort, for the Duke of Cumberland, a health or recreation, in the brother of George III., received
a visit from the Prince of Wales, About 1750 Brighton began who afterwards became George
IV. The Prince was so much And there is, of course, above pleased with the situation, that all, the ever-inviting sea. he resolved to build for himself “0! wonderful thou art, great elea marine residence there. This ment; was called the Pavilion, and And fearful in thy spleeny humours was furnished and decorated in
bent, the Chinese style ; but its
And lovely in repose : thy summer
form splendid and luxurious fittings
Is beautiful, and when thy silver have been long since removed or altered, and the structure Make music in earth's dark and itself greatly modified. It is winding caves, now the property of the town. I love to wander on thy pebbled
beach, Ever since George IV. afforded
Marking the sunlight at the evenhis patronage to Brighton, it
ing hour, has grown in size, until it has
And hearken to the thoughts thy now a population of eighty
waters teachthousand inhabitants, indepen- 'Eternity, Eternity, and Power.'” dently of the great number of As sea - bathing place, people who occasionally pay Brighton possesses many natural visits to it. Few places in the advantages, the water being very United Kingdom have increased salt, and the beach composed of so rapidly during the past a fine clean gravel and sand. century.
There is a public garden also, Objects of interest in Brigh- and the vicinity abounds in ton are the Steyne, a lawn sur- pleasant rides, especially the rounded with elegant buildings, South Downs, which afford fine but formerly an open space on land and sea views. Within which fishermen were accus- half - a - mile of St. Peter's tomed to dry their nets; the church is a chalybeate spring, Pavilion already mentioned ; over which a neat building has the chain pier, one thousand been erected by the proprietor, one hundred and thirty feet and where constant attendance long, supported on four clusters is given during the season. Of of strong piles ; the county late years a new attraction has hospital, and the town-hall. been added, in the form of an The modern town consists almost extensive aquarium, soarranged wholly of new and handsome that the motions and habits of streets, squares, and terraces. fishes, and other marine crea
tures, can be observed by visitors circumference, of an oval form, with entire ease, in all states of which is supposed, from the the weather. The Cut gives a finding of an urn filled with view of a portion of this interest- coins of the later Roman ing structure.
emperors, to have been a Roman The general appearance of encampment. It is separated Sussex, the county in which from one part of the Downs by Brighton is situated, is rich a natural chasm, which appears and fertile. Formerly the to have been made deeper in northern portion of it was one
order to form a high rampart, continued forest, containing an called Poor Man's Wall. From abundance of fine oaks, which this height there is
a fine were in great demand for the view of the Weald of Sussex, use of the royal navy. The and some of the adjoining soil in most places consists of parts of Hampshire, Surrey, å stiff, deep clay, with sand, and Kent. loam, gravel, and chalk. Of It was from Brighton that the latter substance there is a Charles II. effected his escape whole range of hills, called the to France after the battle South Downs, which run in a of Worcester, being conveyed line parallel with the coast, across the Channel by the and on which immense flocks captain of a coal-brig, who of sheep are pastured. By afterwards enjoyed a pension these Downs Brighton is de- for his services. fended from the north winds,
F. F. E. and is so placed with respect to them, that the east part presents a high cliff to the sea, and the
HAPPY ANGELS. west, a sloping, low beach. Its advantageous position thus
APPY angels, still you dwell makes it, like several other
In yon worlds of glory, places on the Sussex coast, a
er And in joyous anthems place of winter as well as
swell summer resort.
Love's redeeming story. About five miles distant, by Shining multitudes, ye came a pleasant road
Our Redeemer to proclaim: Downs, is an extensive ditch Still your song is just the same; or trench, nearly a mile in Glory, glory, glory!”
“ SEWING-ACHES.” and I ought to be willing to
sew;" and with that she took a ANET sat down by her few stitches very diligently. mother to sew.
“I have a dreadful pain in making a case for her own my side,” said Janet, in a few little pillow
moments. “My thumb is very “ All this?” she asked in a sore,” she said shortly after. discontented tone, holding out “O, my
hand is so tired the seam.
came next. And with that “That is not much for a little she laid down her work. Next girl who has a work-basket of there was something the matter her own,” said her mother. with her foot, and then her Yes,” thought Janet,
eye. ther has given me a work-basket, Atlength the sewing was done,
and Janet brought it to her ANECDOTES OF THE
GREAT AND GOOD. "Now, may I go out to play?"
ARCIIBISHOP LEIGIITON. she asked in such an altered tone that you could hardly Es this excellent bishop know it was Janet's.
was once travelling with “Should I not send first for a
a friend near Stirling, doctor?" said her mother. he suddenly heard a cry of
“The doctorfor me, mother?” distress. On looking toward cried the little girl, much sur- the quarter from which it prised.
came, he saw at some little "Certainly,” said her mother; distance a man who implored "a little girl so full of pains his assistance, and pointed to and aches must be unwell, and another man who was stretched the sooner we have the doctor
on the ground, apparently in the better.”
the agonies of death. The good "O, mother," said Janet, Leighton instantly quitted his laughing, “they were sewing- carriage, and went to the spot, aches! I am well enough now.” when the wretch, who was only
I have heard of other little feigning, started up from the girls besides this one who had ground, and joined in robbing the sewing-aches and pains when- compassionate bishop. Having ever their parents had work for accomplished their wicked prothem to do. These aches and ject, they allowed the friends to pains do show ailment. They return to their carriage. But are symptoms of a bad disease— hardly had the bishop set off a disease which eats some people again, when the man he had up. It is called “selfishness." first encountered came running It causes children to be cross, after him, and begged him, with and fretful, and disobliging, and the air and voice of one in deep troublesome, and unhappy; and distress, to return to his assistI am sure it makes those un
ance, as his comrade was indeed happy and sad who have the dying. The travellers were naturcharge of them.
ally suspicious of some We hope none of our little villany, but, seeing the genuine readers ever have ' sewing- terror imprinted on the features
of the man, they complied with his request, and found the other