This sterling silver pendant is inscribed with, "And though she be but little, she is fierce," punctuated by thunderbolts. The quote is from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream," Act 3 Scene 2. The comedy was written between 1590 and 1597, and is one of Shakespeare's most popular works. The play has been adapted for ballet, film, television and a variety of musicals, attesting to its appeal. Certainly this phrase resonates with many people, small and large. 18" Chain.
Inscribed with quote from Shakespeare
Made in USA
Colonial Williamsburg's DeWitt Wallace Collections and Conservation Building contains a small sampling of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century jewelry. The pieces are valued more for their beauty, or their historical associations, than their monetary worth. Precious and semiprecious stones - diamonds, rubies, emeralds, topaz, and garnets - were as highly prized in the colonial period as they are today, as were gold and silver.