1830 Antique SAMPLER by Ann Braid mourning/building OLD
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This reads in entirety: "On the Grave, Sigh not ye winds as passing o'er, The chambers of the dead ye fly, Weep not for these for these no more, Shall ever weep shall ever sigh. W (looks like a letter was left out) by mourn the throbing (spelled that way) heart at rest, How still it lies within the breast, Why mourn since death gives us cease. And in the Grave our sorrows cease. The shattered bark from adverse winds, Reft in the peaceful haven finds, And when the storm of life is past, Hope drops her Anchor at last. Prepare my soul to meet the day, When I must leave this house of clay (? little hole over what may be a c), Leave all my dearest friend's behind, And bid adieu to all mankind."
Then on left side reads "William Braid, William Braid, Eliza O Braid, Janet Braid, W W Christier, Ann C Christie, J. Campbell, Mrs Campbell, A Campbell, A Campbell, R Campbell" then the signature of Ann Braid March 30 1830, then on right side reads "Ann Campbell, Isabella Braid, I.C., R.L., A.J., W.C., A.C.... read more