First Page of Text in the [1853] Clarke, Beeton, & Co. Reprint, Version 1

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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. Kain was falling, and made the street and everything in it look dull and gloomy. The foot-passengers plashed through the water, and the horses and carriages plashed through the mud gaiety had forsaken the ride-walks, and equipages were few, and the people that were out wero plainly there only because they could not help it. But yet Ellen, having seriously set herself to study everything 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.

Daylight gradually faded away, and the street wore a more and more gloomy aspect. The rain poured, and now only an occasional carriage or footstep disturbed the sound of its steady pattering. Yet still Ellen eat with her face glued to the window as if spell-bound, gazing out at every dusky form that passed, as though it bad some strange interest for her. At length, in the distance, light after light began to appear; presently Ellen could see the dim figure of tho lamplighter crossing tho street, from side to side, with his ladder; then he drew near enough for her to watch him as he hooked his ladder on tho lamp-irons, ran up and lit the lamp, then shouldered the ladder and marched off quick, the light

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Charles H. Clarke and Samuel O. Beeton, “First Page of Text in the [1853] Clarke, Beeton, & Co. Reprint, Version 1,” Wide, Wide World Digital Edition, accessed October 21, 2020, https://widewideworlddigitaledition.siue.edu/items/show/544.

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This first page of text from the 1853 Charles H. Clarke and Samuel O. Beeton begins with the title of the novel at approximately 1/4 down the page. Underneath appears a simple zierrat which then leads to the Chapter number. Underneath the chapter is an excerpt from Longfellow's "It Is Not Always May":

"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."

Subjects

Ellen
Mamma
Papa

Date

1853

Source

Wetherell, Elizabeth [Susan Warner]. The Wide, Wide World. Reprint, Edited with a preface by C.B. Tayler. London: Clarke, Beeton, & Co., [1853].

Creator

Charles H. Clarke and Samuel O. Beeton

Contributor

SIUE IRIS Center
Collection of Jessica DeSpain

Publisher

The Wide, Wide World Digital Edition
Clarke, Beeton

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London

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