|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
| Are the tools without, which the carpenter puts forth his hands to, or are they and all the carpentry within himself; and would he not smile at the notion that chest or house is more than he?|
Cyrus A. BartolThe Rising Faith. Personality.
|Sure if they cannot cut, it may be said|
His saws are toothless, and his hatchets lead.
PopeEpilogue to Satires. Dialogue II. L. 151.
|He talks of wood: it is some carpenter.|
Henry VI. Pt. I. Act V. Sc. 3. L. 90.
|Speak, what trade art thou?|
Why, sir, a carpenter.
Where is thy leather apron and thy rule?
What dost thou with thy best apparel on?
Julius Cæsar. Act I. Sc. 1. L. 5.
|A carpenters known by his chips.|
SwiftPolite Conversation. Dialogue II.
| The carpenter dresses his plankthe tongue of his fore-plane whistles its wild ascending lisp.|
Walt WhitmanLeaves of Grass. Pt. XV. St. 77.
|The house-builder at work in cities or anywhere,|
The preparatory jointing, squaring, sawing, mortising,
The hoist-up of beams, the push of them in their places, laying them regular,
Setting the studs by their tenons in the mortises, according as they were prepared,
The blows of the mallets and hammers.
Walt WhitmanSong of the Broad-Axe. Pt. III. St. 4.