Hariet Marilda Green

Sweet English sampler with a four sided berry border centering an eight line verse and various spot motifs including parrots, butterflies, geese and potted plants, with a curious little building at the bottom center that could be a chapel, a gatehouse or a folly. The verse comes from "Hymns for Children" by Charles Wesley (published 1763):

And am I born to die
To lay this body down
And must my rambling spirit fly
Into a world unknown
Soon as from earth I go
What will become of me
Eternal happiness or woe
Must then my portion be.

Unframed, 12" x 14", very good color and condition. Stitched used are cross and petit point.