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And Courtiers and Gallants move round in the light ;
And maidens with pearls and with jewels bedight ;
And foremost in grace, and in station is seen,
The courtly Prince Edward, the sire of our Queen.

Prince Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent and Strathearn army officer; b. 2 Nov. 1767 at Buckingham Palace, London, England, fourth son of George III, King of Great Britain and Ireland, and Charlotte Sophia of Mecklenburg-Strelitz; d. 23 Jan. 1820 in Sidmouth, England. Wentworth built a cottage just north of Halifax on the west side of Bedford Basin which he called "Friar Lawrence's Cell."

Prince Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent and Strathearn (1767 - 1820)  
The Rotunda in 1839 by W. Eagar
The Prince liked it very much, and soon after, with Sir John's leave, he began construction of his Nova Scotia mansion. This place became known as the Prince's Lodge and was occupied by the Duke of Kent and his Lady through the years 1794-1800. Over looking the Bedford Basin was a small music room, called the Rotunda. The lodge eventually came down, but the Rotunda remained. And stills stands today .