Title Page to the 1853 H.G. Bohn "Standard Library" Reprint
WIDE, WIDE WORLD.
Here at the portal thou dost stand,
And with thy little hand
Thou opencst the mysterious gate;
Into the future’s undiscover’d land
I see its valves expand,
As at the touch of FatE!
Into those realms of Love and Hate.
H. G. BOHN, YORK STREET, COVENT GARDEN.
The title is printed in the top quarter of the page followed by a period. The author's name is printed under the pseudonym Elizabeth Wetherell. An inscription taken from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem, "To a Child," is printed in the page's middle. H.G. Bohn's address is listed as "London, York Street, Covent Gardens."
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