A typical bit of wry humour from Pride and Nicholson. The image for September is shooting and the rhyme, or few lines of doggerel, is all about those who enjoy Christmas 'field sports'.
We thought we'd got the appropriate text and image mixed up but no, there's an offset image in the text of the man in the foreground with his muzzle loader. Strange. Just to confuse things a little more the image for December is a completely different and a much gentler image.
No matter, it's an absolutely smashing woodcut. The Beggarstaff Brothers never fail to impress with their skill and artistry.