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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Furniture
 
Carved with figures strange and sweet,
All made out of the carver’s brain.
        Coleridge—Christabel. Pt. I.
  1
I love it, I love it, and who shall dare
To chide me for loving that old arm-chair?
        Eliza Cook—Old Arm-Chair.
  2
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.
        Cowper—Sofa. Bk. I. L. 19.
  3
Ingenious Fancy, never better pleased
Than when employ’d 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.
        Cowper—Task. Bk. I. L. 71.
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        Necessity invented stools,
Convenience next suggested elbow-chairs,
And Luxury the accomplish’d Sofa last.
        Cowper—Task. Bk. I. L. 86.
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A three-legged table, O ye fates!
        Horace.
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When on my three-foot stool I sit.
        Cymbeline. Act III. Sc. 3. L. 89.
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