1827 Sampler by Elizabeth Anthony. Framed in an old wood frame with gilt slip and glass. Mounted to conservator standards on acid free card with acid free card with wood and brown paper backing. The sampler is worked in silk on linen ground, in a variety of stitches. Meandering floral border. Colours black, cream, green, brown and blue. Verses read ‘Jesus permit thy Gracious name to stand as the first Effort> of an infant hand and while her fingers over the canvas> move Engage her tender heart to seek thy love with thy> Dear children let her share a part and write thy> name thyself upon her heart’ and ‘Favour is Deceitful and beauty is vain but a woman that feareth> the Lord she shall be praised Give her of the fruit of her hands> and let her own works praise her in the Gates’ and ‘My God is reconcild his pardoning voice I bear he owns>me for his child I can no longer fear with confidence I now>draw nigh and bouldly Abba father cry’. Signed and dated ‘Elizabeth Anthony finsh this work in her twelveth year of her Age 1827’. A good set of motifs, including a house, two figures, wearing hats and carrying walking canes, cats in trees, birds, fruit baskets, fir trees, blossoming trees, crowns, a heart and a large spaniel type dog.