Adam alone in paradise did grieve. And thought Eden a desert without Eve
Until God pitying his lonesome state, Crowned all his wishes with a lovely mate
No reason then have men to fight or flout her Since Adam in paradise could not
live without her.
Sarah Cogger. Finished September 1770.
The text is taken from Female Pre-Eminence, or the Dignity and Excellency of That Sex above the Male written in 1529 by Henry Agrippa, English.
A sampler in wool plain weave with silk embroidery in cross, herringbone, fan and eyelet stitches. Made in England by Sarah Cogger, born 1759, unknown date of death. Philadelphia Museum of Art.