A Scottish sampler

Helen Miller

This sampler has a very interesting verse referencing the unification of England, Ireland, and Scotland:

Is there a son of generous England here,
or fervent Erin,- he with us shall join,
To pray that in eternal union dear,
The rose the shamrock, and the thistle twine
The fear of the lord is the begining (sic) of wis

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Helen Miller * Aged 12 June 30 1821 Jm Hm

A four sided strawberry border surrounds the central reserve consisting of seven rows of alphabets, numerals, and initials. A horizontal band of stylized pansies, tulips, and geometric motifs is stitched above the verse. The color is excellent, condition very good with only one small hole at the left of the first line of alphabets. Stitches used are cross and eyelet. The sampler is unframed. 13" x 17".