Makers / Maker's Age: Thorpe, Sarah
Date Made: 1792
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Stitches: Cross, Satin
Embroidery Thread: Silk
Foundation Cloth: Linen
Dimensions: 48.25 cmw x 31.75 cm h
Inscriptions: (Note: uses the long style S): YE proud, ye selfish, ye severe, how vain your mask of state / The good alone have joy sincere, the good alone are great. / On CHRISTMAS Day / (On L): WHAT Words, what Voices can we bring / Which Way our Accents raise / To welcome the mysterious King, / And sing a Saviour's Pride, (On R): O 'tis too little all we can, / For this unbounded Love, / All that was ever wrote by Man, / Or sung in Hymns above / (Belaw): Virtue's the chiefest Beauty of the Mind, The noblest Ornament of Human kind. / Sarah Thorpe 1792 // (Note: from The Universal Spelling Book; Or, a New and Easy Guide to the English Language 1778).
Predominant Motif: A verse stitched in a flower and leaf bordered oval. A bow at center bottom. Several cross bands including one with crowns, another with flowers and others.
History of Owner: Purchased
Published in american samplers by bolton & COE, 1921No