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VERSE ON SAMPLER

"OUR LIVES ARE ALBUMS WRITTEN THROUGH,
WITH GOOD OR ILL, WITH FALSE OR TRUE;
AND AS THE BLESSED ANGELS TURN,
THE PAGES OF OUR YEARS,
GOD GRANT THEY READ THE GOOD WITH SMILES,
AND BLOT THE ILL WITH TEARS."

Submitter comment: THIS VERSE WAS ON A SAMPLER I COPIED ON LINEN BY THE ORIGINAL
THREAD-COUNT METHOD OF CROSS-STITCH EMBROIDERY. THE ORIGINAL
SAMPLER WAS DATED 1912. THIS VERSE CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON PAGE 72
OF BRUNVAND "THE STUDY OF AMERICAN FOLKLORE", AS A SENTIMENTAL
VERSE IN AN AUTOGRAPH ALBUM.

Where learned: SOUTH CAROLINA ; EDGEFIELD

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Art Craft Architecture
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Weaving material For costuming in dance or drama, see C484. Flax Hemp Jute

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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