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"But he lay like a warrior taking his rest, with his martial cloak around him." -- Charles Wolfe
Charles Wolfe (14 December 1791 — 21 February 1823) was an Irish poet.

Born at Blackhall, County Kildare, the youngest son of Theobald Wolfe of Blackhall (descended from the Wolfe family of Forenaughts House, Co. Kildare), by his wife Frances, daughter of the Rev. Peter Lombard. Wolfe's grandfather, a first cousin of Arthur Wolfe, 1st Viscount Kilwarden, was 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 but was sent home a few months later due to his ill health. From 1802 to 1805, he was tutored by a Dr Evans in Salisbury before being sent to Winchester College. He seems to have been exceedingly popular both at school and within his own family. In 1808, his family returned to Ireland, and the following year he was entered into Trinity College, Dublin, graduating in 1814.

He had turned down the chance to read for a scholarship as he was in love with a girl and could not commit to celibacy as was then required. He was ordained as a Church of Ireland priest in 1817, first taking the Curacy of Ballyclog in Co. Tyrone before transferring almost immediately to Donaghmore, County Tyrone. There he developed a close friendship and deep respect for the Rev. Thomas Meredith, Rector of nearby Ardtrea, Co. Tyrone, and a former Fellow of Trinity College Dublin. Wolfe wrote two epitaphs for Meredith, one on his memorial in the parish church of Ardtrea, and another intended for his tomb.

Charles Wolfe is best remembered for his poem, The Burial of Sir John Moore after Corunna, written in 1816 and much collected in 19th and 20th century anthologies. The poem first appeared in the Newry Telegraph, April 19, 1817, and was re-printed in many other periodicals. But it was forgotten until after his death when Lord Byron drew the attention of the public to it.

Wolfe's only volume of verse, Poetical Remains appeared in 1825 with The Burial of Sir John Moore and fourteen other verses of an equally high standard.

Wolfe remained at Donoughmore until 1820, but, rejected by the woman for whom he gave up his academic career, and with his friend Meredith now dead (he wrote the inscription on Meredith's monument at Ardtrea), he moved to Cobh, where he remained until his death three years later from consumption (tuberculosis), caught from a cow at the age of 31. He is buried in Cobh at the cemetery known locally as Old Church Cemetery, but properly Clonmel Cemetery. There is also a plaque to his memory in the church at Castlecaulfield, the village where he lived whilst Curate at Donaghmore, as well as a marble monument to him at St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.

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Total Books: 19
Remains of the Late Rev Charles Wolfe With a Brief Memoir of His Life
2009 - Remains of the Late Rev Charles Wolfe with a Brief Memoir of His Life (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781150374364
ISBN-10: 1150374365
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Remains Of The Late Reverend Charles Wolfe With A Brief Memoir Of His Life
2008 - Remains of the Late Reverend Charles Wolfe with a Brief Memoir of His Life [1826] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781437274622
ISBN-10: 1437274625
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Remains Of The Late Reverend Charles Wolfe With A Brief Memoir Of His Life
2008 - Remains of the Late Reverend Charles Wolfe with a Brief Memoir of His Life [1826] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781437149050
ISBN-10: 1437149057
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The Poems Of Charles Wolfe
2007 - The Poems of Charles Wolfe (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780548214091
ISBN-10: 0548214093
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The Poems Of Charles Wolfe
2007 - The Poems of Charles Wolfe (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781432533588
ISBN-10: 1432533584
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The Life and Legend of Leadbelly
1999 - The Life and Legend of Leadbelly (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780306808968
ISBN-10: 030680896X
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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The Devil's Box Masters of Southern Fiddling
1998 - The Devil's Box Masters of Southern Fiddling [Vanderbilt/Country Music Foundation Press] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780826513243
ISBN-10: 0826513247
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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The Devil's Box Masters of Southern Fiddling
1997 - The Devil's Box Masters of Southern Fiddling (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780826512833
ISBN-10: 0826512836
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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In Close Harmony The Story of the Louvin Brothers
1996 - In Close Harmony the Story of the Louvin Brothers [American Made Music Series] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780878058921
ISBN-10: 0878058923
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment
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Stroke Services and Research An Overview with Recommendations for Future Research
The Life and Legend of Leadbelly
1992 - The Life and Legend of Leadbelly (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060168629
ISBN-10: 0060168625
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Everybody's Grandpa Fifty Years Behind the Mike
1984 - Everybody's Grandpa Fifty Years Behind the Mike (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780870494390
ISBN-10: 0870494392
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment
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The Films of Buster Keaton [Cambridge Film Classics] (Hardcover)Paperback
The Films of Buster Keaton [Cambridge Film Classics] (Paperback)Hardcover
Meet John Doe [Rutgers Films in Print] (Hardcover)
Frank Capra A Guide to References and Resources
Frank Capra a Guide to References and Resources [Reference Publication in Film] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780816185078
ISBN-10: 0816185077
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