Henry Glassford Bell

(1803-1874 / Scotland)

Poems of Henry Glassford Bell

1. An Unrecorded Chronicle 10/16/2010

An Unrecorded Chronicle

Roll back, roll back a hundred years,
Thou ever-rolling wheel of time ;
Restore again dead hopes and fears,
Exhume the undiscovered crime.

Why should the tale remain untold,
Or noiseless Lethe waft it by ?—
The actors in the scene are cold,
But human passions never die.

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