Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.


Night-dreams trace on memory’s wall
Shadows of the thoughts of day,
And thy fortunes, as they fall,
The bias of the will betray.
Emerson.—Poems: Quatrains. Memory.

Little drops of water, little grains of sand,
Make the mighty ocean and the pleasant land;
Thus the little minutes, humble though they be,
Make the mighty ages of eternity.
Frances Sargent Osgood.—Little Things.