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Region: Middle Tennessee
1839 Elizabeth Overton Rowe
Tennessee State Museum, Nashville

1712"V x 1712"H © TSS 239
fibers: cotton
ground: 30 ct. linen
Elizabeth's text reads:

Remember thy Creator in the days of thy/youth
Religion should our thoughts engage
Amidst our youthful bloom
Twill fit us for declining age
And for the awful tomb

Elizabeth Overton Rowe.s Sampler.
May 22d 1839

The first line is from Ecclesiastes 12:1. The quatrain is from John Fawcett's (1740–1817) poem “Religion is the Chief Concern,” Verse 3, published in 1782. The same text, in the same order, appears on the c. 1844 Frances (Fannie) Ann Collins sampler (TSS 218).
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