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Makers / Maker's Age: Flack, Sarah
Date Made: 1832
Origin: England
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Stitches: Cross,
Embroidery Thread: Cotton (?)
Foundation Cloth: Linen
Dimensions: 13 1/4"w x 17 1/2" h
Owner: Private collector
Inscriptions: ON THE DEITY / I read Gods awful name emblazon'd high / With golden letters on the illumir'd sky / Nor less the mystic characters I see / Wrought in each flower inscribed on every tree / In evry leaf that trembles to the breeze / I hear the voice of God among the trees / With thee in shady solitude I walk / With thee in busy crowded cities talk / In every creature own thy forming power / In each event thy providence adore / Thy hopes shall animate my drooping soul / Thy precepts guide me and they fear control(l) / Thus shall I rest unmoved by all alarms / Secure within the temple of thine arms / From anxious cares from gloomy terrors fre(e) / And feel myself omnipotent in thee. / Then when the last the closing hour draw / And earth recedes before my swimming eye / When trembling on the doubtful edge of fate / I stand and Stretch my view to either state / Teach me to quit this transitory scene / With decent triumph and a look serene / Teach me to fix ardent hope on high / And hving(sic) lived to thee in thee to die. / (In a cartouche near center bottom): S a r a h F l a c k / 1 8 3 2 //
Predominant Motif: In a central rectangle, a long poem On The Diety by Mrs. Barbauld, published in Elegant Extracts in Poetry or Useful and Entertaining Pieces of Poetry selected for the Improvement of Young Persons, Book 1, 1796. //
History of Owner:
Published in american samplers by bolton & COE, 1921No