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Sampler

1969.5411 (RS80962)

Description

Unframed sampler with nine iterations of the alphabet, two verses, two urns of flowers and two baskets of fruit; separated by red horizontal bands; yellow oval at bottom with maker's name and date inside, "Mary Perrin May/February 1825."

Details

Maker
May, Mary Perrin, 1815-1877 (Embroiderer)
Date
February 1825
Inscriptions
"Let it now be a rule of your life to look up to God in all your actions to do every thing in / his fear to abstain from every thing that is not according to his will"
"As some fair violet lovliest of the glade / Sheds is mild fragrance on the lonely shade / Withdraws its modest head from public sight / Nor courts the sun nor seeks the glare of light / So Woman born to dignify retreat / Unknown to flourish and unseen be great / To give domestic life its sweetest charm / With softness polish and with virtue warm / Fearful of fame unwilling to be known / Should seek but heavens applauses and her own"
Associated Building
Original To Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
cross stitch
embroidering
linen (material)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
cross stitch
education
embroidering
linen (material)
Sampler
samplers (embroidery)
Accession Number
1969.5411
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
241768

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