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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
Carved with figures strange and sweet,
All made out of the carver’s brain.
        Coleridge—Christabel. Pt. I.
I love it, I love it, and who shall dare
To chide me for loving that old arm-chair?
        Eliza Cook—Old 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.
        Cowper—Sofa. Bk. I. L. 19.
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.
        Necessity invented stools,
Convenience next suggested elbow-chairs,
And Luxury the accomplish’d Sofa last.
        Cowper—Task. 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.

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