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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
Julia A. Fletcher Carney. (1824–1908)
 
 
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    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.
          Little Things, 1845. 1 
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    Little deeds of kindness, little words of love,
Help to make earth happy like the heaven above.
          Little Things, 1845.
 
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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