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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  An American Anthology, 1787–1900.  1900.
 
1112. At the Shrine
 
By Richard Kendall Munkittrick
 
 
A PALE Italian peasant,
    Beside the dusty way,
Upon this morning pleasant
    Kneels in the sun to pray.
 
Silent in her devotion,        5
    With fervent glance she pleads;
Her fingers’ only motion,
    Telling her amber beads.
 
Dreaming of ilex bowers
    Beyond the purple brine,        10
Once more she sees the flowers
    Bloom at the wayside shrine.
 
And, while the mad crowd jostles,
    She, with a visage sweet,
Prays where the bisque apostles        15
    Are sold on Barclay Street.
 

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