"Shall Yourselves Find Blessing," a Snowy Winter Christmas PRINT by Deborah Gregg
"Shall Yourselves Find Blessing" a small Winter, Christmas PRINT by Deborah Gregg
This scene is inspired by one my favorite winter poems: Good King Wenceslas
Good King Wenceslas looked out
On the feast of Stephen
When the snow lay round about
Deep and crisp and even
Brightly shone the moon that night
Though the frost was cruel
When a poor man came in sight
Gath'ring winter fuel
"Hither, page, and stand by me If thou know'st it, telling Yonder peasant, who is he?
Where and what his dwelling?" "Sire, he lives a good league hence
Underneath the mountain
Right against the forest fence
By Saint Agnes' fountain."
"Bring me flesh and bring me wine
Bring me pine logs hither
Thou and I will see him dine
When we bear him thither."
Page and monarch forth they went
Forth they went together
Through the rude wind's wild lament
And the bitter weather
"Sire, the night is darker now
And the wind blows stronger
Fails my heart, I know not how, I can go no longer."
"Mark my footsteps, my good page
Tread thou in them boldly
Thou shalt find the winter
Freeze thy blood less coldly In his master's steps he trod
Where the snow lay dinted
Heat was in the very sod
Which the Saint had printed
Therefore, Christian men, be sure
Wealth or rank possessing
Ye who now will bless the poor
Shall yourselves find blessing"
~John Mason Neale, 1853
This is an archival photographic PRINT with a luster surface (has a slight sheen but is not high gloss) on Kodak Endura Professional photo paper. It measures approximately 8"x10" which includes a thin white border. The copyright is on the digital image only, not on the actual print. Have a great holiday season! ♡