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Stedman and Hutchinson, comps. A Library of American Literature:
An Anthology in Eleven Volumes. 1891.
Vols. IX–XI: Literature of the Republic, Part IV., 1861–1889

A Pitcher of Mignonette

By Henry Cuyler Bunner (1855–1896)

[From Airs from Arcady and Elsewhere. 1884.]


A PITCHER of mignonette,

In a tenement’s highest casement:

Queer sort of flower-pot—yet

That pitcher of mignonette

Is a garden in heaven set,

To the little sick child in the basement—

The pitcher of mignonette,

In the tenement’s highest casement.