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)

    One of the most singular facts about the unwritten history of this country is the consummate ability with which Southern influence, Southern ideas and Southern ideals, have from the very beginning even up to the present day, dictated to and domineered over the brain and sinew of this nation.
    —Anna Julia Cooper (1859–1964)

    With veins rolling roughly over quick hands
    They have many clean words to say.
    My grandmothers were strong.
    Why am I not as they?
    —Margaret Abigail Walker (b. 1915)

    All Love’s Emblems and all cry,
    Ladies, if not pluckt we dye,
    —John Fletcher (1579–1625)

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