|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Joint stools were then created; on three legs|
Upborne they stoodthree legs upholding firm
A massy slab, in fashion square or round.
On such a stool immortal Alfred sat.
Cowper.The Sofa, Book I. Line 19.
|As right as a trivet.|
|Disposed apart, Ulysses shares the treat!|
A trivet-table, and ignobler seat.
Popes Odyssey.Book XX. Line 322.
|A three-leggd table, O ye Fates!|
Francis Horace.Book I. Sat. III. Line 18.
| Doubt not her care should be|
To comb your noddle with a three-leggd stool,
And paint your face, and use you like a fool.
Shakespeare.Taming of the Shrew, Act I. Scene 1. (Katherine to Hortensio.)
|When on my three-foot stool I sit.|
Shakespeare.Cymbeline, Act III. Scene 3. (Belarius solus.)