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Children's & Illustrated Books

20 July 2017

*Sampler.

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Lot 572

Estimate: £150 - £200
Sold For: £120

A linen sampler by Mary Perry, 30th November 1837,
worked in cross-stitch in a variety of coloured threads, with alphabets and numerals above a quotation, and name and date below, within attractive border of flowers, trees, animals, and birds, including a deer and a peacock, 31.5 x 33cm (12.5 x 13ins), framed and glazed
An attractive sampler in bright condition. The quotation reads: My Father, my mother, I know/I cannot your kindness repay;/But I hope, that, as older I grow,/I shall learn your commands to obey. You lov'd me before I could tell/Who it was that so tenderly smil'd;/But now that I know it so well,/I should be a dutifull child.'
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