- Given that the "Lauffenberg" is supposed to be close to the Rhine, it is very likely that Quillinan was referring to Laufenburg.
- This poem is one from a sequence of eight, seven of which also explicitly reference places in Switzerland:
"Short Poems in Memory of Jemima A. D. Quillinan, Who Died in May 1822"
- "Madness, if thou wilt let me dwell"
- "Near Lauffenberg"
- "Near Schaffhausen: Her Favourite Flowers"
- "Society: Berne"
- "The Lake of Lauwertz"
Jemima Quillinan (*13 July 1973) was the poet's wife, who died on May 25, 1822, a few days after she suffered grave injuries when her gown caught fire (Johnston xxix).
- Source: Johnston, William. "Memoir of Edmund Quillinan." Poems. By Edward Quillinan. London: Edward Moxon, 1853. xi-xivi.