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scratches, dents, and divots; a few pounds of coal

Little things become big. I guess that is one way to describe your pictures, actually. Little scratches, dents, and divots take on key meaning.”             1

Little things become big things to us, and
use. less things little             2
                  forgetting that little things become big things
They love each other             3
                  forgetting how little things become big before you realize it.”
They drove on in silence for a time             4
                  little things become big
the pulse of the world beat in that office, the doings of
and I'll bet my story                   5
                  Little things become big things
a few pounds of coal             6
And little things become big things.
an invasion of those grounds
is what the farmer will not
                  think of
                                  as sacred to             7


  1. Greg, comment (20220621)
  2. some OCR cross-column confusion, involving editorial on taxation, and “Thoughts and Things,” all by T. L. M’Cready (associate editor, North Post-office, Mathews county, Virginia). Twentieth Century 3:22 (New York, December 5, 1889) : 339
    editor was Hugh Owen Pentecost (1848–1907), “radical American minister, editor, lawyer, [Henry] Georgist, and lecturer.” wikipedia
  3. In Town, “The Tyranny of Tears,” (a review of that “delightful comedy of modern English life” by C. Haddon Chambers) in Country Life Illustrated - Volume 5:119 (April 15, 1899) : 475 475
    C. Haddon Chambers (1860-1921)
    “The first Australian dramatist to win recognition overseas, he was also, ironically, a striking example of the ‘cultural cringe’. As a result he won repute as a ‘citizen of the world’ during his lifetime and was forgotten after his death.”
    see also B. G. Andrews”Chambers, Charles Haddon (1860–1921)”, Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/chambers-charles-haddon-5547/text9455, published first in hardcopy 1979, accessed online 23 June 2022.
  4. Emily Davant Embree (1871-1952), A Lesser Light (Illustrated by Grace Wilson; Baylor College, Belton, Texas, 1904) : 198
    same (hathitrust)
  5. OCR cross-column and gutter confusion at
    Peggy Van Braam, “Copy, The Diary of a Real Newspaper Woman—Part I” — illustrated by May Wilson Preston (1873-1949, wikipedia) — in Collier’s 49:17 (July 13, 1912) : 14-15, 27
    same at hathitrust
    continues at July 20, 1912 : 20, 30-31
    pen name of Grace Van Braam Gray, see profile at
    A. C. Haeselbarth, “Women Writers of American Press,” Miss Grace Van Braam Gray, of the Philadelphia Times, in The Editor and Publisher and Journalist (October 11, 1913) : 326
    an interesting series, announced (September 27, 1913) : 293
    and also including
    — Dorothy Dix, of the New York Evening Journal (October 4, 1913) : 304
    — Miss Marguerite Mooers Marshall, of the New York Evening News (October 18, 1913) : 356
    — Miss Edna K. Wooley, of the Cleveland News (October 25, 1913) : 368
    — Miss Lily W. Lykes, of the Birmingham (Ala.) News (November 1, 1913) : 390
    — Marion Brunot Haymaker, of the Pittsburgh (Pa.) Chronicle-Telegraph (November 8, 1913) : 408
    — Ada Patterson, of the Hearst Service, Warns Young Aspirants Against the Grind of Journalistic Work — Successful Qualities Include Detached View of Life, Sympathy, Untiring Energy and Imagination. (November 15, 1913) : 424
    — Miss Rose Henderson, Associate Editor of the Des Moines Register and Leader, Believes Optimism Essential to Success in Journalism; [and]
    — Miss McNamara, of the News, Holds That Enthusiasm and Imagination Are Necessary. (December 6, 1913) : 476, and
    — Ruth Cameron [Persis Dwight Hannah], Whose Articles Appear in 150 Newspapers, Finds Her Mail the Greatest Source of Interest — Believes in Woman Suffrage and Is a Feminist — Preliminary Training for the Work. (December 27, 1913) : 532
  6. Coal Department, “Little Things, Or What Makes a Manager Successful” in American Cooperative Journal (“A publication devoted to the interests of grain, coal, live stock, dariy products, wood, building materials) 11:11 (Chicago-Minneapolis, July 1916) : 1171
  7. OCR cross-column confusion at Jay B. Iden, “Arkansas Grows It at Home : Cotton is ordered to stand aside to make room for crops consumed on the farm,” in The Country Gentleman (A journal for the farm, the garden and the fireside) 84:42 (Philadelphia, October 18, 1919) : 12

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