sampler; textile

Rectangular sampler worked in portrait format by Sarah Townsend. In the top half of the sampler is the alphabet. In the lower half is an inscription: 'My needle imitates my quill/In making letters at my will/Of letters words in graceful row/And ornaments of pleasing show/See how it looks and let me know/If tis deserving praise or no.' The text ends: 'Sarah Townsend her sampler finished Oct 31 1787; aged 12 years Sep 18'. The homily is worked in black and the biographical details in green woollen thread. The text is framed with a meandering green line with attached pink/red flowers.

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