First Page of Text in Volume 1 of the 1852 George P. Putnam 16th Edition, Version 2

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THE WIDE, WIDE WORLD.
CHAPTER I.
Enjoy the spring of love and youth,

To some good angel leave the rest,

For time will teach thee soon the truth, "There are no birds in last year’s nest.”

Longfellow

“MAMMA, what was that I heard papa saying to you this morning about his lawsuit?”

“ I cannot tell you just now. Ellen, pick up that shawl, and spread it over me.”

“ Mamma!—are you cold in this warm room?”

“ A little,—there, that will do. Now, my daughter, let

me be quiet awhile—don’t disturb me.”

There was no one else in the room. Driven thus to her

own resources Ellen betook herself to the window and sought amusement there. The prospect without gave little promise of it. Rain was falling, and made the street and every thing in it look dull and gloomy. The foot-passengers plashed through the water, and the horses and carriages plashed through the mud; gayety had forsaken the sidewalks, and equipages were few, and the people that were out wore plainly there only because they could not help it. But yet Ellen, having seriously set herself to study every thing that passed, presently became engaged in her occupation ; and her thoughts travelling dreamily from one thing to another, she sat for a long time with her little face pressed against the window-frame, perfectly regardless of all but the moving world without.

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Grossman & Son, Printers, “First Page of Text in Volume 1 of the 1852 George P. Putnam 16th Edition, Version 2,” Wide, Wide World Digital Edition, accessed November 26, 2020, https://widewideworlddigitaledition.siue.edu/items/show/4090.

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This is the first page of text in volume 1 of the 1852 George P. Putnam 16th edition, version 2. On this page "THE WIDE WIDE WORLD" is printed approximately 1/4 down the page. Underneath the title is a decorative zierrat with three diamonds symmetrically placed on the line. Below the zierrat is printed "CHAPTER I." below the chapter title is the last verse of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "It Is Not Always May". The chapter then begins with the first word of the text in all capitals and bolded from the rest of the text.

Subjects

Ellen
Mamma
Papa
Text Opener

Date

1852

Source

Wetherell, Elizabeth [Susan Warner]. The Wide, Wide World. Reprint, 2 vols. 16th ed. New York: George P. Putnam, 1852.

Creator

Grossman & Son, Printers

Contributor

Collection of Jessica DeSpain
SIUE IRIS Center

Publisher

The Wide, Wide World Digital Edition

Coverage

10 Park Place, New York

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IsPartOf 13DES

Identifier

13DES_27_001