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Makers / Maker's Age: Cotton, Lydia J. (age 9)
Date Made: 1819
Origin: MA , US or England
School / Teacher:
Stitches: Cross, Eyelet, Satin, Stem.
Embroidery Thread: Silk
Foundation Cloth: Linen
Dimensions: 14 1/4"w x 15 3/8" h
Owner: Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Inscriptions: Persevere. Be not weary in well doing / Youth in society are like flowers / Blown in their native bed, 'tis there alone / Their faculties expanded in full bloom / Shine out there only reach their proper use / (In a rose bud cartouche at the bottom): Wrought / by / Lydia J Cotton / aged 9 years / Aug st 27 1819 / Love learning and improve //
Predominant Motif: 3 alphabets: uppercase script & lowercase block, no J. Numbers 1-10. Verse in a wreath. Small flower motifs. Saw tooth variation border all four sides.
History of Owner: #T75-1938 Bequest of Mrs. H. A. Longman
Published in american samplers by bolton & COE, 1921No