Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.


As common as a barber’s chair.
Burton.—Anat. of Melancholy, Ed. 1651, Page 665.

Like a barber’s chair, that fits all buttocks.
Shakespeare.—All’s Well that Ends Well, Act II. Scene 2. (Clown to the Countess.)

As common as the stairs
That mount the capitol.
Shakespeare.—Cymbeline, Act I. Scene 7. (Iachimo to Imogen.)

As common as the highway.
Old Proverb.—Knight’s Shak. Sup.

This comes of visiting commoners.
Garrick.—High Life Below Stairs, Act II.