Title Page to Volume 1 of the 1852 George P. Putnam 16th Edition, Version 2
WIDE. WIDE WORLD
Here at the Portal thou dost stand,
And with thy little hand
Thus openest the mysterious gate,
Into the future's undiscovered land
I see its valves expand
As at the touch of Fate!
Into those realms of Love and Hate.
GEORGE P. PUTNAM,
10 PARK PLACE
SIUE IRIS Center