“A Sealer's Reply to His Wife”


"Now that March month has come, And spring's in the air, The old seals are swimming Up North to their lair... So Maggie my darling I must leave you alone." The old sealer explains to his wife the lure of the seal hunt, and promises to stay home someday


Explained as a 60-year-old sealer's answer when his wife tried to keep him from going to the ice. - RBW


  1. Ryan/Small, p. 153, "A Sealer's Reply to His Wife" (1 text)
  2. BI, RySm153


Author: Solomon Samson?
Earliest date: 1963 (A Glimpse of Newfoundland in Poetry and Pictures)
Keywords: hunting age