|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|Julia A. Fletcher Carney. (18241908)|
| 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 |
| Little deeds of kindness, little words of love,|
Help to make earth happy like the heaven above.
| Little Things, 1845.|
This poem has been variously attributed to Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (18101897); to Daniel Clement Colesworthy (18101893), and to Mrs. Frances S. Osgood (18111850). [back]