#AdamsArchiveAdventCalendar Day 17: Christmas 1850, Etching By Samuel Palmer. (1805- 1881)
From the first published edition, as issued in 'Samuel Palmer, A Memoir' by A. H. Palmer in 1882.
This etching was inspired by lines from a sonnet by John Codrington Bampfylde (1754-1796):
Old Christmas comes, to close the wanéd year,
And aye the shepherd’s heart to make right glad;
Who, when his teeming flocks are homeward had,
To blazing hearth repairs, and nut-brown beer