Quote Collection

January 10, 2010

“One was considered very poorly educated who could not exhibit a sampler; some of these were large and elaborate specimens of handiwork; framed and glazed, they often formed the chief ornament of the sitting room or best chamber–Sarah Anna Emery, Reminiscences of a Nonagenarian, 1879 (Anonymous Was a Woman, page 28)

A nonagenarian, by the way, is a person somewhere between 90 and 99 years old.

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