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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

This is a sampler from United States. It is dated 1833 and we acquired it in 1941. Bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe.

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Its medium is

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

Its dimensions are

H x W: 48 x 50 cm (18 7/8 x 19 11/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Julia Ann Nivers Sampler town of Crawford 1833

This object was embroidered by Julia Ann Nivers

This object was bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe

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