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Froude’s Cat

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This cat wanted to know what was good for life, and everyone gave her queer answers. The owl said, “Meditate, O cat;” and so she tried to think which could have come first, the fowl or the egg. (Short Studies on Great Subjects.)

“If I were to ask, like Froude’s cat, ‘What is my duty?ʹ you would answer, I suppose, like the sagacious animal in the parable, ‘Get your own dinuer … . that is my duty, I suppose.ʹ”—Edna Lyall: Donovan, chap. ix.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Frog
Frog’s March
Frogs
Frollo (Archdeacon Claude)
Fronde
Frondeur
Frontino
Frost
Frost Saints
Froth (Master)
Froude’s Cat
Frozen Music
Frozen Words
Frumentius (St.)
Fry
Frying-pan
Fub
Fuchs [a fox]
Fudge
Fudge Family
Fuel