Answer to the Query: In what Country are occasionally found Cherry-coloured Cats with Rose-coloured feet?
In England’s happy land we sometimes find,
That curious species of the feline kind;
Their skins are sable as the ripen’d Guine 1
And like a milky-rose each foot is seen.
Kindly say my dearest Nell
If your ‘Riddle’ right I tell,
Surely, That will rhyme to this,
Scold me, if I judge amiss.
Answer to a riddle produced on the last Attic Night.
The name of the small black cherries, so called because brought from the town of Guines in French Flanders. ↩