Wolfe, Charles

(1791-1823)
   Born at Blackhall, County Kildare, he was brought up in England by his widowed mother. Educated at various schools in England, he graduated B.A. from Trinity College, Dublin, in 1814, was ordained in 1817, and was minister of two churches. He died of tuberculosis at Cove of Cork and was buried in the ruined church of Clonmel outside the Cove of Cork. Some of his poems: "Battle of Busaco," "Burial of Sir John Moore," "Go, Forget Me," "On Hearing," "The Last Rose of Summer," "Rewell to Lough Bray," "The Frailty of Beauty," "The Raising of Lazarus," "To a Friend," "To Mary."
   Sources: 1000 Years of Irish Poetry: The Gaelic and Anglo-Irish Poets from Pagan Times to the Present. Kathleen Hoagland, ed. Devin-Adair, 1975. Dictionary of National Biography. Electronic Edition 1.1. Oxford University Press, 1997. Encyclopædia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite DVD, 2006. The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. 11th ed. The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry, Columbia University Press, 2005 (http://www.columbiagrangers.org). The Home Book of Verse. Burton Egbert Stevenson, ed. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1953. The Oxford Antholog y of English Poetry, Vol. II: Blake to Heaney. John Wain, ed. Oxford University Press, 1990. The Oxford Companion to English Literature. 6th edition. Margaret Drabble, ed. Oxford University Press, 2000.

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