I guess it's because I came of age in the 1980's that I tend to initially dislike "homespun" cross stitched framed needlework. It just brings back too many memories of navy/burgundy/tan color schemes and cross stitched geese.
These are the fore bearers to those and they are entirely different. I love the old religious homilies. The Victorians were very pious and they loved needlework, so these combined both of their loves. Despite their age, I could imagine a wall of seven of these beauties in a modern environment, perhaps a loft kitchen, as easily as in a traditional Vermont home.