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Embroidered sampler

Harriet F. Burr (born 1794)
ca. 1805
Made in Norfolk, Connecticut, United States
Silk on linen, embroidered
15 5/8 x 16 in. (39.7 x 40.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Bequest of Mabel Herbert Harper, 1957
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: inscribed at top: When this you see/ Remember me; in upper center: [two alphabets]; Harriet F. Burr; inscribed in lower center: This life is not the vale of woe/ Which stories Paint in declamation/ For countless blossoms round us glow/ Which breath the sweetest exhaltation/ Then let's enjoy our sunny hours/ Nor mourn anticipated gloom/ Tis folly to neglect the flowers/ Because they may not always bloom/ Let fools for rank and honor seek/ I envy not their elevation/ Ambitions Path is wild and bleak/ Content is in an humbler station/ May sweet content dear friend be thine/ Health friendship and a faithful friend/ And never let the dove rePine/ Because the eagle soars above her.
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