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Alphabet/Verse Sampler

1980.333 (RS103925)

Description

Vertical sampler on linen ground. Monochromatic with sepia lettering. Alphabets at top. Lower two thirds bordered by floral vines between columns of yellow needlework, verse at center. Alphabets: #1 complete, U&V reversed; #2 A-H"; #3 complete, "U" and "V" reversed; #4 "A-L"; #5 complete, "U" and "V" reversed; #6 complete, "U" and "V" reversed; #7 complete, "U" and "V" reversed; #8 "A-U"; #9 complete; #10 complete; #11 complete. Numbers: "1-14", "7-15", and "1-11". Stitches used: cross stitch and eyelet hole stitch.

Details

Maker
Beloe, Amelia (Embroiderer)
Date
1812
Inscriptions
""Amelia Beloe Finished AD 1812"" ""Go on dear youth, deep learning's path pursue And keep her golden treasures still in view Search with attention for the shining ore Its latent qualities with care explore Learn all their different properties and use And gain the depth of subjects most abstruse Fair science is the clue by which we find Th'intricate lab'rinth of the human mind Peruse great nature's book and her wise laws And in its page trace the creative cause: This will expand and animate thy hopes When systems fail, or high exalted tropes. With caution fix, and choose the better part: Ever maintain integrity of heart: Let sympathetic feelings urge the strong To acts of kindness never in the wrong. Be this the structure of thy future plan, And dedicate to god the temple-man!"" (verse, name and date)
"Amelia Beloe Finishd AD 1812" (Embroidered)
Material
cross-stitching
embroidering
silk (textile)
wool (textile)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
cross-stitching
Education
embroidering
needlework (visual works)
Poetry
Sampler
samplers (embroidery)
silk (textile)
wool (textile)
Dimensions
16 1/4 x 13 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1980.333
Credit Line
Museum Accession
GUSN
49838

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