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" A little neglect may breed great mischief; for want of a nail the shoe was lost ; for want of a shoe the horse was lost ; for want of a horse the rider was lost, being overtaken and slain by the enemy ; all for want of a little care about a horse-shoe... "
The Life of Benjamin Franklin: With Many Choice Anecdotes and Admirable ... - Page 152
by Mason Locke Weems - 1822 - 264 pages
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The Complete Works in Philosophy, Politics, and Morals, of the ..., Volume 3

Benjamin Franklin - American literature - 1806
...want of it ;" but a man's own, care is profitable ; for, " if you would have a faithful servant, and one that you like, serve yourself. A little neglect...breed great mischief; for want of a nail the shoe was lost, and for want of a shoe the horse was lost, and for want of a horse the rider was lost," being...
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The complete works ... of ... Benjamin Franklin, Volume 3

Benjamin Franklin - 1806
...the want of it;" but a man's own care is profitable; for, " if you would have a faithful servant, and one that you like, serve yourself. A little neglect may breed great mischief; tor want of a nail the shoe was lost, and for want of a shoe the horse was lost, and for want of a...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin ...

Benjamin Franklin - United States - 1809
...violence, acts of parliament ; acts of parliament, a revolt. " A little neglect," says peer Richard, ' may breed great mischief: for want of a nail the shoe was lost ; for want of a slsoe the horse was lost ; for want of a horse the rider was lost ; being overtaken and slain by the...
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Maxims and Directions for Youth, on a Variety of Important and Interesting ...

Rev. John Thornton - Ethics - 1811 - 82 pages
...the good metal on which it grows. 131. Be diligent in little things, and remember " That for want of a nail the shoe was lost, for want of a shoe the horse was lost, for want of a horse the rider was lost, being overtaken and slain by the enemy." 132. Good thoughts...
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The Analectic Magazine: Comprising Original Reviews, Biography, Analytical ...

Books - 1813
...more completely verified, than in the omission of properly shoeing the horses at Moscow. " For want of a nail, the shoe was lost ; for want of a shoe, the horse was lost ; for want of a horse, the rider was lost ; — being overtaken, and slain by the enemy." The...
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The Life of Peter the Great, Formerly Emperor of Russia

John Bancks - RUSSIA - 1813 - 316 pages
...more completely verified, than in the omission of properly shoeing the horses at Moscow. " For want of a nail the shoe was lost ; for want of a shoe, the horse was lost ; for want of a horse, the rider was lost : being overtaken, and slain hy the enemy." The army...
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The Analectic Magazine, to which is Added, an Appendix of Official ..., Volume 2

1813
...more completely verified, than in the omission of properly shoeing the horses at Moscow. " For want of a nail, the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe, the horse was lost; for want of a horse, the rider was lost; — being overtaken, and slain by the enemy." The army...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 88

1860
...where he offers a general inducement to carefulness of small matters. "A little neglect," he says, " may breed great mischief. For want of a nail the shoe was lost ; for want of a shoe the horse was lost ; for want of a horse the rider was lost, being overtaken and slain by the enemy." And this, which...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 56

England - 1844
...disasters, to the caprice of a courtier, or perhaps the accidental delay of a messenger. For want of a nail, the shoe was lost ; for want of a shoe, the horse was lost ; for want of a horse, the man — and so all was owing to the want of a nail ! Tin; two manners...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin ..

Benjamin Franklin - 1818
...violence, acts of parliament ; acts of parliament, a revolt. " A little neglect," says poor Richard, " may breed great mischief: for want of a nail the shoe was lost ; for want of a shoe the horse was lost ; for want of a horse the rider was lost ; being overtaken and slain by the enemy ; all for want...
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