William Edward Hartpole Lecky

William Edward Hartpole Lecky, OM was an Irish historian and political theorist. Wikipedia

Undeveloped Lives

Not every thought can find its words, Not all within is known; For minds and hearts have many chords That never yield their tone. Tastes, instincts, feelings, passions, powers, Sleep there, unfelt, unseen; And other lives lie hid in ours— The lives that might have been; Affections whose transforming force Could mould the heart...

By William Edward Hartpole Lecky
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13 August