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Little

Thomas Moore published a volume of amatory poems in 1808, under the name of Thomas Little.

“When first I came my proper name was Little- now I'm Moore.”

Hood: The Wee Man.

Little

Little by little. Gradually; a little at a time.

Many a little makes a mickle.
The real Scotch proverb is: “A wheen o' mickles mak's a muckle,” where mickle means little, ad muckle much; but the Anglo-Saxon micel or mycel means “much,” so that, if the Scotch proverb is accepted, we must give a forced meaning to the word “mickle.”

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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