A hint to this riddle is that it would have been easier to solve 200+ years ago…

Notes

Another version has this line as, "It's I that make peace between king and king".

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Answer: A Quill Pen.

The first line refers to the feather that came from the bird's "fair body" to make a feather pen. Goose feathers were most commonly used for quill pens.

This riddle would have been easier to solve 200 years ago because quill pens were still used then, as they had been used for centuries before. Metal nib pens started to be used in the early 1800's.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

This rhyme can be found in The Little Mother Goose (1912), illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith, and printed in the USA.

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