Julia Abigail Fletcher Carney

Julia Abigail Fletcher Carney, born Julia Fletcher (April 6, 1823, Lancaster, Massachusetts – November 1, 1908, Galesburg, Illinois) was an American educator and poet. She wrote the poem "Little things".

Educated at Lancaster Academy, Julia Fletcher achieved fame in 1845 for her poem "Little Things". In 1849 she married Thomas J. Carney, a Universalist minister; four of the couple's nine children died in infancy.

Julia Fletcher Carney wrote for Universalist and other periodicals; many of her poems were set to music and published in school text-books or as hymns.

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    Little deeds of kindness,
    Little words of love,
    Make our earth an Eden,
    Like the heaven above.
    —Julia A. Fletcher Carney (1823–1908)

    Little drops of water,
    Little grains of sand,
    Make the mighty ocean
    And the beauteous land.
    —Julia A. Fletcher Carney (1823–1908)

    Little deeds of kindness,
    Little words of love,
    Make our earth an Eden,
    Like the heaven above.
    —Julia A. Fletcher Carney (1823–1908)

    If our vaunted “rule of the people” does not breed nobler men and women than monarchies have done—it must and will inevitably give place to something better.
    —Anna Julia Cooper (1859–1964)

    Traveller take heed for journeys undertaken in the dark of the year.
    Go in the bright blaze of Autumn’s equinox.
    —Margaret Abigail Walker (b. 1915)