|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|Iliads without a Homer.|
| [So called in allusion to the beautiful but anonymous ballad poetry of Spain. See the Second Lecture of Archbishop Trench, on the Study of Words.]|| 2|
|Iliads in a nutshell.|
H. Howard.In Memory of Fletcher, the Dramatist. (Beaumont and Fletcher, Vol. I.)
|An Iliad in a nutshell; a nutshell in an Iliad.|
Swift.The Tale of a Tub, Sec. 7.
| [Pliny says that Cicero once saw the Iliad of Homer in a nutshell. See Disraelis Cur. of Lit. Vol. I. Page 275, on Minute writing.]|| 5|