Punch, 40 (1861), 211.
The Salmon's Remonstrance
Hunting, Environmentalism, Government, Politics, Nutrition, Commerce, Language
Adopting a strong Scottish accent, allegedly spoken by Scottish salmon, this poem responds to a government commission's measures to conserve salmon. The poet praises the commission for protecting it and other fish 'from traps and poachers', but later warns that 'we'd no wish sic love to abound, / As that which its aim maun declare / To be sawmon [salmon] at four-pence the pound!'.
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