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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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Essays and Letters, Volumes 1-2

Benjamin Franklin - American essays - 1820 - 340 pages
...want of it ;' but a man's own care is profitable ; for ' if you would have a faithful serrant, 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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Plain Directions on Domestic Economy: Showing Particularly what are the ...

Cooking - 1821 - 16 pages
...by the want of it :" but a man's own care is profitable ; if you would have a faithful servant, end one that you like — serve yourself. A little neglect...nail the shoe was lost ; for want of a shoe the horse wag lost ; and for want of a horse the rider was lost ;' being overtaken Ľnd slain by the enemy ;...
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The British Prose Writers, Volume 19

British prose literature - 1821
...want of it ;' but a man's own care is profitable ; for ' if you would have a faithful servant, and one tha.t 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 Youth's instructer [sic] and guardian, Volume 7

1843
...simplicity contents itself with being so. * TAKE CARE IN TIME. THERE is an old proverb, " 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 was lost." Mons. Say, an able French writer on political economy,...
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The Cottager's monthly visitor, Volume 2

1822
...a horse's shoe at the proper time, may afford a seasonable hint on the same subject. " 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...
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Handbuch der englischen sprache und literature, Volume 1

H. Nolte - 1823
...of it .- " but a man's own care is profitable ; for, „ If yoa 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 horse the rider was lost, " being overtaken and slain by the enemy; all...
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Forget me not; a Christmas and new year's present. (Ed. by F. Shoberl).

1837
...heart, and all because of an indiscreet question. No, Fred, no ; I am wiser than 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, and all for want — no, Fred, no. I have just introduced...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin: Including a Sketch of the Rise and Progress ...

1826 - 407 pages
...smallest matters, because sometimes ' A little neglect may breed great mischief ;' adding, ' For want of a nail the shoe was lost ; for want of a shoe the horse was lost ; and for want of aTiorse the rider was lost ;' being overtaken and slain by an enemy, all for want of care about a horse-shoe...
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The Youth's Miscellaneous Sketch Book: A Compilation of Useful and Amusing ...

Children's literature - 1829 - 108 pages
...proves little enough. One 'come boys' is better than two 'go I boys.' IA little neglect may breed a 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 man was lost. It was once asked, how are we to know a wise man from a...
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Eighteen maxims of neatness and order, by Theresa Tidy

Elizabeth Susannah Simmonds - 1829
... . r NEATNESS AND ORDER. TO WHICH IS PREFIXED AN INTRODUCTION. EY THERESA TIDY. " 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 stain by the enemy,) " And all...
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