|Title:||Early 19th Century American Silk on Linen Sampler|
|Frame Size:||H 21in x W 18in|
Early 19th century American sampler worked in silk threads on a coarse linen background. The border possesses floral vine encompassing six alpha-numeric lines above a poem that states the following:
“No sordid views deprive the soul of rest,
No passions here disturb the laboring breast
Save grief that sickens at anothers woe
And bids the melting sorrows sweetly flow.
Far from the maddening people’s strife
Far from the anxious cares of busy life
Beneath this unadorned roof this humble cell
Calm, Peace, and friendship pure delight to dwell”
The poem was originally written in the 15th century (Aedes Solitaria). It was translated from Latin to English and was part of a compilation of 2 books by the Rev. Charles Davy in the late 18th century entitled: “Letters…Upon Subjects of Literature”
Sampler wrought by Deborah W. Martin, 1819 housed in a mahogany frame with inlay.
Approximately 21” H X 18” W
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