SAMPLER (from O . Fr. essemplaire, with dropping of initial a,
See also:Lat. exemplariam, from exemplum, example; it is a doublet of " examplar " or " exempler," as " sample " is of example "), a
See also:model or
See also:pattern to be copied, particularly a small rectangular piece of embroidery worked on
See also:canvas or other material as a pattern or example of a beginner's skill in
See also:work; as a means of teaching the stitches . Down to comparatively
See also:recent times every little girl worked her " sampler," and examples of 17th-century work are still found and have become the
See also:object of the
See also:search . They usually contained the
See also:alphabet, the worker's name, the date, and Bible texts, verses, mottoes, the whole surrounded with some conventional design . The earliest sampler in existence is dated 1643 and is in the
See also:Victoria and
See also:Albert Museum, South
See also:Kensington (see M . B . Huish, Samplers and
See also:Tapestry Embroideries, 1900, and
See also:List of Samplers in the Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington,
See also:Board of
See also:Education, South Kensington, 1906) .
SAMPLE (through the O. Fr. essemple, from Lat. exem...
WILLIAM THOMAS SAMPSON (1840–1902)
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