This English sampler features an impressive stone mansion with mullioned windows at the top, flanked by beautiful butterflies, flowers, and fruit baskets. A four sided floral borders encloses the sampler and a verse titled “Messiah”.
Hark a glad voice the lonely desert cheers
Prepare the way a God a God appears
A God a God the vocal hills reply
The rocks proclaim the approaching Deity
Lo earth receives him from the bending skies
Sink down ye mountains and ye valleys rise
With heads declined ye cedars homage pay
Be smooth ye rocks ye rapid floods give way
The Saviour comes by antient (sic) Bards foretold
Hear him ye deaf and all ye blind behold
He from thick films shall purge the visual ray
And on the sightless eyeball pour the day
Tis he the obstructed paths of sound shall clear
And bid new music charm the unfolding ear
Stitches used are cross, eyelet and straight. The color is excellent, very good condition, unframed, professionally cleaned and mounted. 13″ x 17″.