Title Page to the 1853 T. Nelson & Sons Reprint
WIDE WIDE WORLD.
Here at the portal thou dost stand.
And with thy little hand
Thou openest the mysterious gate,
Into the future’s undiscovered land;
I see its valves expand,
As at the touch of Fate!
in those realms of Love and Hate.
T. NELSON AND SONS, PATERNOSTER ROW: AND EDINBURGH.
The text is enclosed within a ruled border, with the title printed in the top quarter of the page. Elizabeth Wetherell is written under the title. An inscription taken from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem, "To a Child," appears between two decorative rules. T. Nelson & Sons' address is listed as, "London, Paternoster Row, and Edinburgh" above a decorative rule.
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