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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 Results of Machinery: Namely, Cheap Production and Increased Employment ...

Charles Knight - Labor - 1831 - 216 pages
...threepence." M. Say's story is one of the many examples of the truth of the 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." Nearly all the infinite variety of articles in an ironmonger's...
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The Cottager's monthly visitor, Volume 12

1832
...good in the middle. I hope I don't intrude. Your humble servant, TG" " A little neglect may breed much 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 the want...
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The Bristol Job Nott, Or, Labouring Man's Friend, Issue 1

Working class - 1832
...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 ; for want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for want of a horse the rider was lost;' being overtaken and slain by...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent British Painters and Sculptors, Volume 5

Allan Cunningham - 1834
...business seemingly trivial occasioned death." How much better this is told by Dr. Franklin. " 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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The Lives of the Most Eminent British Painters, Sculptors, and ..., Volume 6

Allan Cunningham - Architects - 1833
...business seemingly trivial, occasioned death." How much better this is told by Dr. Franklin. " 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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Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin, Volume 1

Benjamin Franklin - Statesmen - 1834
...violence, acts of parliament ; acts of parliament, a revolt. '* A little nee led" says poor Richard, ivert t heir attention from study, became better acquainted with books ; and in a few years were lost ; for want of a horse the rider was lost ; being overtaken and slain by the enemy ; all for want...
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The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of Essays, Humourous, Moral ...

Benjamin Franklin - American essays - 1834 - 290 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 tost : and for want of a horse the rider was lost ;' being overtaken and slain by the enemy, ail for...
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The Works of Benjamin Franklin: Containing Several Political and ..., Volume 2

Benjamin Franklin, Jared Sparks - Statesmen - 1836
...is profitable ; for, If you would have a faithful servant, and one that you like, serve yourself. Jl little neglect may breed great mischief; for want...horse was lost; and for want of a horse the rider loas lost, being overtaken and slain by the enemy ; all for want of a little care about a horse-shoe...
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Materials for thinking, extracted from the works of ancient and modern ...

1837
...— Dr S. Johnson. 789. Neglect. — 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...
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The Honey-moon, Volumes 1-2

Marguerite Countess of Blessington - English fiction - 1837
...heart, and all because of an indiscreet question. No, Fred, no ; 1 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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