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Sampler: T.66-1938

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




Bordered sampler, silk, embroidered with polychrome silks in chain, couching, satin and stem stitch and bound with scarlet silk braid. A wide freely designed floral border frames the main body of the sampler which is taken up by the inscription of the hymn CVII which is worked in black cross-stitch. The inscription reads 'Hymn CVII/ Living and Dying with god present/ I cannot bear thine absence Lord/ My life expires if thou depart/ be thou my heart still near my God/ and thou my god be near my heart/ I was not born for earth or sin/ Nor can I live on things so vile/ Yet I would stay my father's time/ And hope wait for heaven awhile/ then dearest Lord in thine embrace/ Let me resign my fleeting breath/ and with a smile upon my face/ Pass the important hour of death'.


History note: Bought by donor from Miss Culter, london 1901 for £1.

Legal notes

Mrs H.A. Longam Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 25.4 cm
Length: 10 in
Width: 16.5 cm
Width: 6.1/2 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1938) by Longman, H. A., Mrs


19th Century
After 1801 - Before 1900

Materials used in production

cream Silk
polychrome Silk
scarlet Silk braid

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Border sampler, silk, embroidered with polychrome silks in chain, couching, satin and stem stitch and bound with scarlet silk braid.
Couching (embroidering)

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.66-1938
Primary reference Number: 110797
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 July 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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