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ever give someone something that fit "in a nutshell?"

‘I could be bounded in a nutshell, and count myself a king of infinite space, were it not that I have bad dreams’.

Hamlet ~ Shakespeare

the expression dates back to ancient times ~

The phrase originates in an ancient story, described by the Roman scholar Pliny in AD 77, that the great philosopher Cicero witnessed a copy of Homer’s epic poem the Iliadwritten on a piece of parchment that was quite small enough to fit into the shell of a walnut.


from the estate collection ...

1904 St. Louis World's Fair collectible

The Art Loft Gallery, LTD., a locally owned and operated business in Collinsville, Illinois, has been open since 1984. In addition to offering custom picture framing services, The Art Loft Gallery, LTD. is an authorized dealer for renowned artist, Patricia Buckley Moss, and also has a wide variety of antiques and giftware for sale. Come in for a unique shopping experience and enjoy a cup of Starbucks and a cookie while you shop. Contact Us

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