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Embroidered sampler

Cynthia Alden (born 1784)
Made in Claremont, Massachusetts, United States
Silk on linen, embroidered
14 3/8 x 12 5/8 in. (36.5 x 32.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Bequest of Mabel Herbert Harper, 1957
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: inscribed in upper half: [four alphabets, 1-9]; inscribed in center: Cynthia Alden; inscribed in lower half, left: Next unto God dear parents I address/ My self to you in humble thankfulness/ For all your care and charge on me bestowd/ The means of learning unto me allowd/ Go on I pray and let me still pursue/ The golden art the vulgar never knew; lower half, right: The eye Findeth/ The heart chooseth/ The hand blindeth/ And death looseth; inscribed at bottom right: 1802 / Claremont May 26; at bottom: CYNTHIA ALDEN born August 10 1784
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