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    LITTLE MISS SOPHIE.   Table of Contents     CHALMETLE.

Dunbar-Nelson, Alice
Violets and Other Tales

- IF I HAD KNOWN.

IF I HAD KNOWN.



If I had known
Two years ago how drear this life should
be,
And crowd upon itself all strangely sad,
Mayhap another song would burst from
out my lips,
Overflowing with the happiness of future
hopes;
Mayhap another throb than that of joy,
Have stirred my soul into its inmost
depths,
If I had known.
raster
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If I had known,
Two years ago the impotence of love,
The vainness of a kiss, how barren a
caress,
Mayhap my soul to higher things have
soarn,
Nor clung to earthly loves and tender
dreams,
But ever up aloft into the blue empyrean,
And there to master all the world of
mind,
If I had known.

    LITTLE MISS SOPHIE.   Table of Contents     CHALMETLE.