Treasure Island

Charles Wolfe

(4 December 1791 – 21 February 1823 / Blakhall, County Kildare)

Quotations

  • ''But he lay like a warrior taking his rest
    With his martial cloak around him.''
    Charles 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. Helen Gardner, ed. (1972) Oxford University Press.
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  • ''Not a drum was heard, not a funeral note,
    As his corse to the rampart we hurried;''
    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. Helen Gardner, ed. (1972) Oxford University Press.
  • ''We carved not a line, and we raised not a stone,
    But we left him alone with his glory.''
    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. Helen Gardner, ed. (1972) Oxford University Press.

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The Last Rose Of Summer

That strain again? It seems to tell
Of something like a joy departed;
I love its mourning accents well,
Like voice of one, ah! broken-hearted.

That note that pensive dies away,
And can each answering thrill awaken,
It sadly, wildly, seems to say,
Thy meek heart mourns its truth forsaken.

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