Robert Emmet 18th Century Patriot - Remembered In Song & Verse As sentence of death was about to be proclaimed, Robert Emmet stood up in the dock and stated ‘When my country takes her place among the nations of the earth, then, and not till then, let my epitaph be written’. Robert Emmet was born in Dublin in 1778 and was a student at Trinity College in 1795 when the masters of the educational establishment informed Robert that he was…