Alphabet/Verse Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1812

GUSN

GUSN-49838

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

Descriptive Terms

samplers (embroidery)
needlework (visual works)
cross-stitching
embroidering
silk (textile)
wool (textile)
Education
Poetry
Sampler

Inscription

""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)

Maker

Beloe, Amelia (Embroiderer)

Dimensions

16 1/4 x 13 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Museum Accession

Accession Number

1980.333