George II, dated 1747. 13ins by 8ins wide. Antique Sampler, 1747, By Dorothy Newton. The sampler is worked in silk on linen ground.
Framed in an old wood frame with rippled, old glass. Tacked to board with brown paper backing.
Simple line border. Colours green & cream. Alphabets A-Z in upper case and lower case and numbers 1-20
'Happy is the man that findeth wisdom and
the man that getteth understanding For the
merchandise of it is better than the
merchandise of silver and the gain thereof
than fine gold she is more precious than ru
bies and all the things thou canst desire are
not to be compared unto her Length of days
is in her right hand and in her left hand rich
es and honour Her ways are ways of plea
santness and all her paths are peace She is
a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her
and happy is every one that retaineth her-
The Lord by wisdom has founded the eart
by understanding hath he established the hea
vens By his knowledge the depths are brok
en up and the clouds drop downthe dew-
but where shall wisdom be found and where
is the place of understanding God under-
standeth the way thereof and he knoweth the
place thereof & unto man he said behold the
fear of the Lord that is wisdom and to dep(art)'.
Signed and dated 'Dorothy Newton April the tenth day Anno Domini 1747'.
Single crown motif.
CONDITION: Good. No holes. No stains other than uniform age darkening of the ground.
Minor stitch losses to the verse. Colour faded making words difficult to read. No colour run.
Frame showing slight wear, otherwise sound.