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Coarse white linen worked with colored silks. Across the top are rows of letters: then "Now while my needle does my hours engage And thus with care I mark my name and age, Let me reflect, though few have been my years, Crowded with sins thus narrow space appears." Below this "Mary Robinson,...

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Provenance

Miss Ellen A. Stone; Gift to the MFA, 1898.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ellen A. Stone

American, 1814

Object Place

Exeter, New Hampshire, United States

Dimensions

29.5 x 21.5 cm (11 5/8 x 8 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.1780

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles