1741 Band Sampler by Elizabeth Buckingam. The sampler is worked in silk and linen ground, in a variety of stitches including Algerian eye. Decorated border and divider lines in various patterns. Colours gold, green, light brown, dark brown, purple, copper and blues. Alphabets A-Z in upper case and numbers 1-30. Verses read, ‘AWAKE MY SOVL AND WITH THE> SUN THY DAILY STAGE OF DUTY R>VN SHAKE OF DUL SLOTH AND JOY>FUL RISE TO PAY THY MORNING SA>CRAFICES’. ‘Teach me O Lord that way of life> thy statutes Recommend Never>from thence will decline But>keep it to the end’. And, ‘ELIZABETH BVCKINGAM IS MY>NAME AND WITH MY NEEDLE I ROVGHT THE SAME AND IF I COULD>HAVE DONE IT BETTER I WOVLD>HAVE MENDED EVERY LETTER’. Signed and dated ‘ELIZABETH BVCKINGAM THE DAVGHTER OF SARAH BVCKINGAM MADE THIS IN THE 10 YEAR OF HER AGE JULY 6 1741’. Unusual set of motifs, including flowers, crowns, bird, a shield and diamonds. Framed in an old wood frame with glass. Mounting: The sampler is stitched to linen and stretched over acid free board. Frame backed with card and sealed with tape.. Dimensions exclude the frame and slip.