Antique Sampler, 1827, by Susanna Forster (Unframed)

GBP 380.00

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Object Description

Unframed 1827 Sampler by Susanna Forster. Unframed with . The sampler is worked in silk on linen ground, in cross stitch and Algerian eye. Meandering strawberry border. Colours pink, greens and black. Alphabets A-Z in upper case and lower case and numbers 1-10 Verse reads’Jesus!permit thy gracious name to stand, As the first effort of an infant hand;>And while her fingers on the canvass move, Eager her tender heart to seek thy love;>With thy dear Angels may she share a part, And write thy name thyself upon her heart.>>If good we plant not, vice will fill the mind, And weeds take up the space for flow’rs design’d>The human heart ne’er knows a state of rest; Bad leads to worse, and better tends to best:>We either gain or lose; we sink or rise;>Nor rests our struggling nature till it dies,>Those very pafsions that our peace invade, If rightly pointed, blefsings may be made;>Then rise, my Friend, above terrestrial aims; Direct the ardour which your breast inflames>To that pure region of eternal joys, Where fear disturbs not, nor pofsefsions cloys:>Prefs eager onward to those blissful plains, Where one unbounded spring forever reigns.>>Let gratitude in acts of goodnefs flow; My love to God, in love to man below:>Be this my joy calm the trouble breast, support the weak, and succour the distrest.’. Signed and dated, ‘Aged 8 Years Susanna S Forster October 31st 1827’.

Object Condition

Good. A few small holes. A couple of pale stains. No stitch losses. Colours are all good and strong with no noticeable fading. Very slight colour run around the border.

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