Elizabeth Milner by Shakespeare's Peddler

Elizabeth Milner by Shakespeare's Peddler


Elizabeth Milner stitched her sampler in 1848 -- isn't it lovely? She was not perfect in her stitching, so her bands sometimes extend beyond the borders (which aren't all that straight either!) The verse is ... amusing. I guess we should all be humble, right? Look for squirrels, lions, owls, strawberries, rabbits and more. This has got a lot of charm!


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Here's the verse:


Seek to be good but aim not to be great

A woman's noblest station is retreat

Her fairest virtues fly from public sight

Domestic worth still shuns too strong a



Elizabeth Milner

Aged 12 Years March 26

One Thousand Eight Hundred & 48