Betsy had difficulty crowding this verse within her border.
Plain as This Canvas was as Plain we Find
Unletterd Unadornd The Female Mind
No Nice Ideas Fill The Vacant Soul
No Graceful Colouring Animate The Whole
With Close Attention Carefully In wrought
Fair Education Paints the Pleasing Thought
Inserts the Curious Lines on Proper Ground
Completes The: Work And Scatters Roses round
Betsy Gail (b . 1781) was the daughter of Captain Samuel Gail (b . 1725) and Mary Blackler (1742-1829). Probably she was the Elizabeth Gale who married Elias Briars in Marblehead on April 21, 1799.
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