1844,’Faithful Friend’ Verse sampler by Elizabeth Cliff. Framed in an old wood frame with gilt slip and glass. Mounted to conservator standards on acid free card with board backing. The sampler is worked in fine wool and silk-like thread on linen ground, in a variety of stitches. Colours orange, cream, blue, pink, olive green and brown. Family initials. Verse reads, ‘Long may you live and happy>may you be blest with content>ment and from missfortuen>free may peace and plenty>you each hour attend and>life be seetend with a faith>full frend’. Signed and dated ‘Elizabeth.Cliff 1844’. A scene in the middle with a gentleman on his knees (shooting a bow and arrow?) and a scattering of motifs, including swans, flowers, fruit baskets, potted flowering plants and birds.