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On the rear of the sampler is a label with an extract from "Tuer's History of the Horn-Book", vol ll, p. 243 (published in 1896), which offers commentary on Sarah's work. (The Wikipedia entry about Andrew White Tuer can be dragged onto your desktop if you wish to find out more about Tuer.)
The dominant feature of the sampler is the inscription, with bands of varicoloured alphabet alternating with worked bands, with small pictorial details beneath, including a cat, a heart and a peacock.
"When i was young
and in my prime
here you may see
how i spent my time"
"Sarah Pelham finished
this sampler Nov 8 18 ?
in the 6 year of her age"
English, early 19th century.
Height 11 3/4" (29.8cm)
Width 7 1/4" (18.4cm)
|Height||11.75 inch||(29.84 cm)|
|Width||7.25 inch||(18.41 cm)|