Brewer's: Froude's Cat
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?' you would answer, I suppose, like the sagacious animal in the parable, `Get your own dinner ... that is my duty, I suppose.?' ?Edna Lyall: Donovan, chap. ix.