1814 ''The Virgins Prayer'' Sampler by Phebe Edmonds - For Sale

1814 ''The Virgins Prayer'' Sampler by Phebe Edmonds
Price: $860.00
George III, dated 1814 1814 ''The Virgins Prayer'' Sampler by Phebe Edmonds. Framed in an old wood frame with gilt slip and glass. Mounted to conservator standards on acid free card with chipboard backing. The sampler is worked in silk on linen ground, in cross stitch throughout. Meandering floral border. Colours black, cream, blue, green, pink and copper. Verse entitled ''The Virgins Prayer'' reads ''Ye powers above, my Virgin heart inspire,> With all the greatness noble souls admire> Let virtue grow within my tender breast,> And may my vernal days be truly blest> My bloom be lovely, and my brow serene,> And let my heart be stranger to the spleen.> Let nothing low my humble actions stain,> While female tenderness, I still maintain.> Let me my virtue and my honor keep> Till wearied of this world in Death I sleep> Give me my lot beyond the raging woes,> To reach the harbour where the Just repose.> On this fair worsted does my needle write,> Both love and duty bids my heart indite> Each pleasing view, each finish''d line appears,> To shew, the improvement of my growing years> With gratitude to God, my voice I raise> That I am early taught to seek his ways,> And this my constant care, both morn and night> Shall be to give you comfort and delight> And in those lines dear Parents I impart> The fondest, tend''rest ??? of my heart''. Signed and dated ''Done by Phebe Edmonds M?? th 26th 1814''. Generally Good. A few holes along the top edge. Some patchy staining around the edges. Some stitch losses to the border, last line of the verse and signature. Colours are mostly good and strong. The silks bright and glossy. No colour run. Neatly and evenly stretched. Frame in very good condition, ready to hang. 13ins by 9.5ins wide

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