First Page of Text in Volume 1 of the 1853 G.P. Putnam & Co. "Illustrated Edition" Reprint
This first page of text from the 1853 George Palmer Putnam, Vol. 1 includes the epigraph:
"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.'
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