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Makers / Maker's Age: Kent, Sarah Elizabeth (age 13)
Date Made: 1838
Origin: England
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Stitches: Cross, Satin
Embroidery Thread: Silk
Foundation Cloth: Linen
Dimensions: 41.5 cmw x 34 cm h
Owner: Private collector
Inscriptions: TO A YOUNG LADY WITH A WATCH / When this gay toy attracts thy sight / Thy reason let it warn / And seize my dear that precious time / that never must return / If idly lost no art of care / The blessing can restore / And Heaven requires a strict account / For every mispent hour / Short is our longest day of life / And soon its prospect ends / Yet on that Days uncertain date / Eternity depends / (Note: From The English Reader: published 1831) / (Below): Sarah Elizabeth Kent / Aged 13 Years / 1838 //
Predominant Motif: Surrounding the passage are motifs of plants in pots and baskets, birds and insects. At the bottom on L and R a small scene with a bird on a pedestal, and a spotted dog with a house on the L side and a church on the R. Arcaded border all four sides.
History of Owner: Purchased
Published in american samplers by bolton & COE, 1921No