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Edward William Lane 1801–1876The Life of the Pioneering Egyptologist and Orientalist$
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Jason Thompson

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9789774162879

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774162879.001.0001

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Worthing

Worthing

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(p.636) 29 Worthing
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Edward William Lane 1801–1876
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Jason Thompson

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American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774162879.003.0030

In the spring of 1851, the Lanes and the Pooles moved some forty miles west to another seacoast town, because Lane had lost his faith in the climate of Hastings. Worthing looked more squarely to the south than Hastings, and was protected on the north by the chalk South Downs. The Board of Health reckoned Worthing to be the second healthiest place in England, another testimonial of the unshakable Victorian belief in the salubrity of sea air. The population in 1851 was just 5,370, but Worthing boasted several good hotels and had been connected with London by rail for six years. For their first two years at Worthing, the Lanes and Pooles resided at West Terrace, just across the esplanade from the stony beach in what Sophia described as a “Sea house”.

Keywords:   South Downs, Worthing, England, esplanade, West Terrace

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