Townshend, VT dated 1820
Vermont house sampler inscribed: Philinda Lamb Townshend age 13 years July 24. 1820.
Philinda worked this sampler featuring a center hall house with flowering baskets and trees and a depiction of
a woman and little girl that likely represent herself and her mother who died when Philinda was only three years
old. She included a beautiful and sensitive poem by Robert Herrick (1591-1674) titled "To Blossoms"
- Fair pledges of a fruitful tree Why do you fall so fast ---, and the words of an equally sensitive ballad by
Mr. C. F. Webb titled "The Hero's Orphan Girl" - Oh lady, buy these budding flowers, for I am cold, and
wet, and weary---.
Philinda of Townshend, VT was the fifth of five children, she married Ephraim Bradley and they had at least one
child. More genealogical information is available.
Silk on linen; 18 ¼" x 20 ½" framed.
STEPHEN & CAROL HUBER
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