From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878
Doyle, Sir Charles William, C.B., military officer, was born in Ireland. Entering the army in 1793 as Lieutenant of the 14th Foot, he was actively employed for upwards of thirty-seven years in Holland and Flanders, the Mediterranean, the West Indies, Egypt, and the Peninsula. He distinguished himself in the Peninsula by his capture of Bagur in 1810, and his defence of Tarragona in 1811. He was appointed Commander-in-chief of the army of reserve raised and disciplined at Cadiz during the siege. Sir Charles attained the rank of Colonel in 1813, Major-General in 1815, and Lieutenant-General in 1837, and received the decorations distributed to the officers who served in the allied armies in the campaigns against Napoleon. He died in 1843.
42. Biographical Dictionary: Rev. Hugh J. Rose. 12 vols. London, 1850.
In Popular Rhymes and Sayings of Ireland (first published in 1924) John J. Marshall examines the origin of a variety of rhymes and sayings that were at one time in vogue around different parts of the country, including those which he recalled from his own childhood in County Tyrone. Numerous riddles, games and charms are recounted, as well as the traditions of the ‘Wren Boys’ and Christmas Rhymers. Other chapters describe the war cries of prominent Irish septs and the names by which Ireland has been personified in literature over the centuries.
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