Mary Sarah Brooking 1840
This English sampler has been stitched on very fine linen with a four sided floral border centering a scene with a girl walking a country road with a cottage in the right background and possibly a twenty mile marker on the left. She is carrying a basket and a walking stick. Two elaborate flower baskets are stitched on either side. The verse above her is surrounded by a geometric cartouche consisting of stars and vines.
The verse is unusual and beautiful:
Acquaint thee O mortal; acquaint thee with God
And joy, like the sunshine, shall beam on thy road
And peace, like the dew drop, shall fall on thy head,
And sleep, like an angel, shall visit thy bed
The sampler is in excellent condition, vibrant color. It is not framed. 17″ x 13″