The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift/Volume 17/Epigram on the Toasts of the Kit-Cat Club
ON THE TOASTS OF THE KIT-CAT CLUB.
WHENCE deathless Kit-Cat took its name,
Few criticks can unriddle:
Some say from pastrycook it came,
And some, from cat and fiddle.
From no trim beaux its name it boasts,
Gray statesmen, or green wits;
But from this pellmell pack of toasts
Of old cats and young kits.