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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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Female excellence; or, Hints to daughters, by a mother

Female excellence - 1838
...impossible to say how widely the evil may extend. This is the spirit of a popular saying ; " 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 taken by his enemies ; and all for want of attention...
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The Works of Benjamin Franklin: Containing Several Political and ..., Volume 2

Benjamin Franklin - United States - 1840
...; for, If you wmdd have a faithful servant, and VOL. II. 13 I one that you like, seme yourself. Jl little neglect may breed great mischief; for want...; for want of a shoe the horse was lost ; and for icant of a horse the rider was lost, being overtaken and slain by the enemy ; all for want of a little...
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Selections from Jeremy Taylor [and others] designed to assist in forming the ...

Edward Stanley Bosanquet - 1840
...this world men are saved not by faith but by the want of it. 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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Practical Morality, Or, A Guide to Men and Manners: Consisting of Lord ...

Conduct of life - 1841 - 275 pages
...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...of a nail the shoe was lost ; for want of a shoe, tho horse was lost ; and for want of a horse, the rider was lost," being overtaken and slain by the...
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Political Economy

John BROADHURST - Economics - 1842 - 297 pages
...MAXIMS OF NEATNESS AND ORDER. To which is prefixed an Introduction. By 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 slain by the enemy,) And all for...
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A Practical Exposition of the Epistle of St. Paul to the Romans and the ...

John Bird Sumner - Bible - 1843 - 480 pages
...plan. THERESA TIDY'S EIGHTEEN MAXIMS OF NEATNESS AND ORDER. By the late MRS. GRAHAM. " 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, tBeing overtaken and slain by the enemy,) And all for...
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Hints for Pedestrians

George Bott C. Watson - Exercise - 1843 - 110 pages
...has frequently reminded our companions in a ramble, of poor Richard's terse couplet — ' 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, All for want of a Iwrse-sfwe nail." 38. There is an...
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Horse-shoe nails: or, New ideas on old subjects, by Minor Hugo [L.J. Hansard?].

Luke James Hansard - 1843
... HORSE-SHOE NAILS: NEW IDEAS ON OLD SUBJECTS. BY MINOR HUGO. ' 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 all...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56

Scotland - 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 ! The two manners...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh 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 ! The two manners...
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