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A sampler worked by Ann Maria Phillips, aged 10. According to the V&A authorship of the first verse on the sampler is attributed by some to the hymn-writer John Newton (1725-1807), best known for 'Amazing Grace', who is said to have written it for the sampler of his niece. It has also been suggested that it was composed by Isaac Watts (1674-1748) for his niece.The second phrase is from Proverbs 31:30 and reads,
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