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sampler
Dimensions: Overall: 445 x 413mm
Department: Social History
Accession Number: SH544
This sampler was embroidered by Sarah Ludlum when she was 12 years old. Sarah has embroidered her sampler with a hymn which appears in a number of nineteenth-century Church of England collections.

The text reads: 'Soon with resistless arm shall death/Assert its sovereign claim/And summon man to yield his breath/To him whence first it came/Like crowded forest-trees we stand/And some are mark'd to fall/The axe will smite at god's command/And soon shall smite us all/Green as the bay-tree ever green/With its new foliage on/The gay the thoughtless I have seen/I pass'd - and they were gone/No Present health can health insure/For yet an hour to come/No human power our life secure/And save us from the tomb.'
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