Who is Charles Wolfe

Charles Wolfe (14 December 1791 – 21 February 1823) was an Irish poet, chiefly remembered for "The Burial of Sir John Moore after Corunna" which achieved popularity in 19th century poetry anthologies.


Born at Blackhall, County Kildare, the youngest son of Theobald Wolfe (1739-1799) of Blackhall and his wife (who was also his cousin) Frances (d.1811), daughter of the Rev. Peter Lombard (d.1752) of Clooncorrick Castle, Carrigallen, Co. Leitrim. His father was the godfather - but widely believed to be the natural father - of Theobald Wolfe Tone. He was a brother of Peter Wolfe (1776-1848), High Sheriff of Kildare; and, their father's first cousin was Arthur Wolfe, 1st Viscount Kilwarden.


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Charles Wolfe Poems

  • To Mary
    If I had thought thou couldst have died,
    I might not weep for thee;
    But I forgot, when by thy side,
    That thou couldst mortal be:...
  • The Burial Of Sir John Moore After Corunna
    Not a drum was heard, not a funeral note,
    As his corse to the rampart we hurried;
    Not a soldier discharged his farewell shot
    O'er the grave where our hero we buried....
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Grave 2 Thought 2 Light 2 Cold 2 Face 2 Alone 2 Sorrow 1 Stranger 1 Spirit 1 Speak 1

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Love walked alone.
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And the brambles tore her fair limbs.
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