Sampler (USA), 1833
Medium: silk embroidery on linen foundation
Technique: embroidered in cross, satin, and eyelet stitches on plain weave foundation
Label: linen embroidered with silk in cross, satin and eyelet stitches.
Bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe. 1941-69-4.
- Embroidered by Julia Ann Nivers
What is this?
Embroidered sampler with several bands of alphabets and numerals separated by narrow geometric borders, and an inscription.
In the lower half, a verse in two columns and a view of Crawford, New Hampshire; all within a stylized floral border. Embroidered in colored silks on a white linen ground.
The verse reads:
THE YOUNG AND GIDDY Invited to Christ
Young sinners to counsel give ear
From Juvenile levity cease
The god of omnipotence fear
The fountain of wisdom and peace
The gospel illumines the way
To climes of extatic [sic] delight
Where storms never ruffle the day
And where it will never be night
Your pleasures are empty and vain
And can but a moment endure
They yield by confusion and pain
The soul to destruction allure
Why slight ye the Saviour o say
To save you he yielded his breath
The tempests of life he can lay
And cheer the lone valley of death