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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:7535
AUTHOR:Julia A. Fletcher Carney (1824–1908)
QUOTATION:Little drops of water, little grains of sand,
Make the mighty ocean and the pleasant land.
So the little minutes, humble though they be,
Make the mighty ages of eternity.
ATTRIBUTION:Little Things, 1845. 1 
 
Note 1.
This poem has been variously attributed to Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1810–1897); to Daniel Clement Colesworthy (1810–1893), and to Mrs. Frances S. Osgood (1811–1850). [back]
 

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