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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
 
The Ragged Regiment
By Alice Williams Brotherton (1848–1930)
 
[From The Sailing of King Olaf, and Other Poems. 1887.]

I LOVE the ragged veterans of June,
  Not your trim troop drill-marshalled for display
In gardens fine,—but such as dare the noon
  With saucy faces by the public way.
 
Moth-mullein, with its moth-wing petals white,        5
  Round Dandelion, and flaunting Bouncing-Bet,
The golden Butter-and-Eggs, and Ox-eye bright,
  Wild Parsley, and tall Milkweed bee-beset.
 
Ha, sturdy tramps of Nature, mustered out
  From garden service, scorned and set apart,—        10
There’s not one member of your ragged rout
  But wakes a warmth of welcome in my heart.
 
 
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