If time could tell the story,

That tale of Ages Past,

Of humble lovers’ treasure

and keeping it to last;

If time could recollect them,

Each moment that it bloomed

The love of two beginners

‘Gainst the dark impending doom;

If time could say, or utter hence

In whispered tones of light,

I think that it would give a kiss

While whispering, “Goodnight.”