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Makers / Maker's Age: Rawlins, Elizabeth
Date Made: 1735
Origin: England
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Stitches: Satin, Cross, Marking cross, Eyelet, Stem, Split, Chain.
Embroidery Thread: Silk
Foundation Cloth: Wool
Dimensions: 27 cmw x 30 cm h
Owner: Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, United Kingdom www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk
Inscriptions: Content Is The Chiefest Treasure Of The Mind / And Happy Those So Sure A Blessing Find / It Is That Gives Reail Worth To All We Have / Without Content Mankind Is A General Slave / OUR Father which art in Heaven / Hallowed be thy name. Thy Kingdom come / Thy will be / done in Earth as it is in HeaVen Give Us this daY our daily / bread And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive them that trespass against / us And lead us not into Temtation but deliver us from all Evil For thine Is / the Kingdom the power and the glory for ever and ever Amen / Fancy Thou Busy Offspring Of The Mind / Thou Roving Rainging Rambler Unconfind / RestlessThy Self Wont Let Poor Me Alone / Thou Something Nothing Any Thing In One / 'Elizabeth Rawlins Her Work Finished May ye 22 1735 //
Predominant Motif: 4 alphabets: each missing the J and the U. Numbers 1-11. Some initials. Motifs of small trees, hearts, crowns. One cross band with birds and small flowers. Various stitched lines. A densely worked border of a highly stylized flower-head and leaf pattern all four sides. (Note: for a nearly identical sampler see #5201 stitched by Elinor Brown. Both were almost certainly done under the tutelage of the same unknown instructor).
History of Owner: #T.9-1952 Bequest of Lady St John Hope
Published in american samplers by bolton & COE, 1921No