Joseph Severn"Isabella, or the Pot of Basil"1877, Oil on canvas, 50 x 71 cmCity of London Corporation(via BBC - Your Paintings)
John Keats"Isabella; or, The Pot of Basil"LII.Then in a silken scarf,—sweet with the dewsOf precious flowers pluck’d in Araby,And divine liquids come with odorous oozeThrough the cold serpent pipe refreshfully,—She wrapp’d it up; and for its tomb did chooseA garden-pot, wherein she laid it by,And cover’d it with mould, and o’er it setSweet Basil, which her tears kept ever wet. 
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Joseph Severn
"Isabella, or the Pot of Basil"
1877, Oil on canvas, 50 x 71 cm
City of London Corporation

(via BBC - Your Paintings)


John Keats
"Isabella; or, The Pot of Basil"

LII.
Then in a silken scarf,—sweet with the dews
Of precious flowers pluck’d in Araby,
And divine liquids come with odorous ooze
Through the cold serpent pipe refreshfully,
—She wrapp’d it up; and for its tomb did choose
A garden-pot, wherein she laid it by,
And cover’d it with mould, and o’er it set
Sweet Basil, which her tears kept ever wet. 

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