Sampler (England), 1821

Octagonal frame enclosing three alphabets, set of numbers, darning squares, verse and picture of birds in a tree with baskets of flowers. Curving floral border on outside of frame. Two darning squares, each divided into four squares, containing eight examples simulating twill and plain weave.
Verse: “Father of love o teach my voice/ with grateful accents to rejoice/ Teach me in pious strains to sing/ the mercies of my heavenly King/ Ascend then in a song of Love/ My thankful heart to God above/ Be his my voice and his my lyre/ Till voice and song in death expire.”
Signed Eliza Page worked this sampler July 4 1821.

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