Charles Wolfe (4 December 1791 – 21 February 1823 / Blakhall, County Kildare)
Charles Wolfe was an Irish poet, chiefly remembered for his "exquisite elegy", The Burial of Sir John Moore after Corunna
Born at Blackhall, County Kildare, the youngest son of Theobald Wolfe of Blackhall - grandson of Richard Wolfe of Forenaughts House in the same county - and his wife Frances, daughter of Rev. Peter Lombard. Charles Wolfe's grandfather was a first cousin of Arthur Wolfe, 1st Viscount Kilwarden and the godfather, but widely believed to be the natural father, of Theobald Wolfe Tone.
Not long after he was born, his father died and the family moved to England. In 1801, Wolfe was sent to a school in Bath... more »
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- Oh say not that my heart is cold
- The Burial of Sir John Moore at Corunna
- The Last Rose Of Summer
- To Mary
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''But he lay like a warrior taking his restCharles Wolfe (1791-1823), Irish poet. The Burial of Sir John Moore after Corunna (l. 11-12). . . New Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1950...
With his martial cloak around him.''
''Not a drum was heard, not a funeral note,Charles Wolfe (1791-1823), Irish poet. The Burial of Sir John Moore after Corunna (l. 1-2). . . New Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1950. ...
As his corse to the rampart we hurried;''
''We carved not a line, and we raised not a stone,Charles Wolfe (1791-1823), Irish poet. The Burial of Sir John Moore after Corunna (l. 31-32). . . New Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1950...
But we left him alone with his glory.''
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