|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|Carved with figures strange and sweet,|
All made out of the carvers brain.
ColeridgeChristabel. Pt. I.
|I love it, I love it, and who shall dare|
To chide me for loving that old arm-chair?
Eliza CookOld Arm-Chair.
|Joint-stools were then created; on three legs|
Upborne they stood. Three legs upholding firm
A massy slab, in fashion square or round.
On such a stool immortal Alfred sat.
CowperSofa. Bk. I. L. 19.
|Ingenious Fancy, never better pleased|
Than when employd t accommodate the fair,
Heard the sweet moan of pity, and devised
The soft settee; one elbow at each end,
And in the midst an elbow it received,
United yet divided, twain at once.
CowperTask. Bk. I. L. 71.
| Necessity invented stools,|
Convenience next suggested elbow-chairs,
And Luxury the accomplishd Sofa last.
CowperTask. Bk. I. L. 86.
|A three-legged table, O ye fates!|
|When on my three-foot stool I sit.|
Cymbeline. Act III. Sc. 3. L. 89.