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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908). A Victorian Anthology, 1837–1895. 1895.

Dollie Radford b. 1858

If All the World

IF all the world were right,

How fair our love would grow,

At what a golden height

Its spotless flower could blow.

Through what untroubled air

Its fragrant boughs would spread,

On fruit how sweet and rare

Should we be freely fed.

But ah, what could we tend,

With sorrow and delight,

Our hearts how should we spend,

If all the world were right?