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Palmer, Samuel, born in London in 1805, began as a child to show a talent for painting, and exhibited in the Royal Academy at the age of fourteen. Ill-health having compelled him to leave London, he settled in Kent, where he devoted himself to water-colour painting with great success. The illustrations which he produced for LAllegro and II Penseroso are typical examples of his best style. He died at Eeigate in 1881.