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Wolfe, Charles

WOLFE, CHARLES (1791-1823), Irish poet, son of Theobald Wolfe of Blackball, Co. Kildare, was born on the 14th of December 1791. He was educated at English schools and at Trinity College, Dublin, where he matriculated in 1809 and graduated in 1814. He was ordained priest in 1817, and obtained the curacy of Ballyclog, Co. Tyrone, which he shortly exchanged for that of Donoughmore in the same county. He died at Cork on the zist of February 1823 in his thirty-second year. Wolfe was well known as a poet in Trinity College circles. He is remembered, however, solely by his stirring stanzas on the " Burial of Sir John Moore," written in 1816 in the rooms of Samuel O'Sullivan, a college friend, and printed in the Newry Telegraph.

See John Russell, Remains of the Rev. Charles Wolfe (2 vols., 1825; 4th ed., 1829), and a correspondence in Notes and Queries, 8th .series, vol. viii. pp. 145, 178, 235, 253, 331 and 418.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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