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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s 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 Disraeli’s Cur. of Lit. Vol. I. Page 275, on Minute writing.]  5

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