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I could not through the burning day
    In hope prevail,
Beside my task I could not stay
    If love should fail,

Nor underneath the evening sky,
    When labour cease,
Fold both my tired hands and lie
    At last in peace.

Ah! what to me in death or life
    Could then avail?
I dare not ask for rest or strife
    If love should fail.

MLA citation:

Radford, Dollie. “Song.” The Yellow Book, vol. 2, July 1894, p. 117. Yellow Book Digital Edition, edited by Dennis Denisoff and Lorraine Janzen Kooistra, 2010-2014. Yellow Nineties 2.0, Ryerson University Centre for Digital Humanities, 2019.