Makers / Maker's Age: Learned, Ataresta (age 12)
Date Made: 1756
Origin: Providence, RI US
School / Teacher:
Stitches: Cross, Petit Point.
Embroidery Thread: Silk
Foundation Cloth: Linen
Dimensions: 12 1/2"w x 13 1/2" h
Inscriptions: Ataresta Learned's Sampler / Twelve years of age / Providence October Patience will wipe the streaming tear / And hope will paint the pallid cheek of fear / Content will always happiness supply / And Virtue calls a blessing from on high / Next unto God dear Parent I address / Myself to you in humble thankfulness / For all your care & charge on me bestowd / The means of learning unto me allow'd / Go on I pray and let me still pursue / These golden arts the vulgar never knew. / /
Predominant Motif: 3 alphabets: one with the J. Numbers 1-10 and 1-16. Simple stitched lines. One small dog motif in the R bottom corner. No border.
History of Owner: GIft of Mrs. Henry A. Green
Published in american samplers by bolton & COE, 1921No Verse #630. 1790. Page 334