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The original poem that appeared in the Rockingham Sentinel, March 1888.

The poem was probably written around the time of William Agar's portrait of the Prince's Lodge (Rotunda) in 1839. The poem appeared in the Rockingham Sentinel in March 1888. Fenerty wrote that the poem was written about fifty years prior (placing it around 1838 - 1839). In the Stewart manuscript, Fenerty called the poem The Prince's Lodge. This is a good indicator as to when the manuscript was written (a year and a half later Robert Emmerson died - who appears on the manuscript too - and Fenerty renames his poem - making further changes). The poem is not all that different, but there were alterations made to the 1888 version (as seen in the manuscript). For example he wrote and crossed out the original line: "Where the notes of soft music enchanted the air." and replaced "enchanted" with "once navished" The poem remarks on the decay of the Prince's Lodge. This is Fenerty's style in his poetry; he often writes a poem to commemorate something or someone, or voices an opinion that calls for action on something (Sir Provo Wallis; a monument, The Sentinel Rose; guarding a child, Terra Nova; calling for NFL, Patrician and Plebeian; demanding a monument for Gray, The Relic; leave the ship to history and not for decoration). Fenerty speaks up after a death (Burke and Wills, Montgomery, Frederick Fenerty, Emmerson, To a Rich Miser). Passing Away is another In Memoriam poem.