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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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Half-hours with the best authors, selected by C. Knight, Volume 1

Half hours - 1847
...not, send ; ' and again, ' He that by the plough would thrive, Himself must either hold or drive.' neglect may breed great mischief ; for want of a nail the shoe was lost; for a want of shoe the horse was lost ; and for want of a horse the rider was lost," being...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin

Orville Luther Holley - Inventors - 1848 - 468 pages
...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...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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Western Miscellany, Volume 1

Benjamin Franklin Ells - American literature - 1778 - 384 pages
...want of it;" but a man's own care is profitable; for, "if you vroifld 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 Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of Essays, Humorous, Moral ...

Benjamin Franklin - Statesman - 1848 - 288 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 horsa was lost ; and for want of a horse the rider was lost ;* being overtaken and slain by the enemy,...
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Eliza Cook's journal, Volume 6

...the man who was to blame for the well-known catastrophe, thus popularly related — -" For want of a nail the shoe was lost, for want of a shoe the horse was lost, and for want of a horse the man was lost." Gallio was a Don't Care, of whom the Scriptures say, " He cared for none of these things."...
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Englands grievance discovered, in relation to the coal-trade. Repr

Ralph Gardiner - 1849 - 80 pages
...public-houses. Yet only two dozen (loaves) could be had on both sides the Tyne ! (2) " 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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Notes and Queries

Electronic journals - 1893
...familiar with the proverbial proposition negativing, in a sense, the doctrine de minimii — " 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 ; for want of arider [carrying despatches implied] the...
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The Ladies' Repository, Volume 12

1852
...was to blame for the well-known catastrophe, thus popularly related: " For want of a nail the shoo was lost, for want of a shoe the horse was lost, and for a want of a horse the man was lost." Oallio was a Don't Care, of whom the Scriptures say, " He cared...
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The Select Works of Benjamin Franklin: Including His Autobiography

Benjamin Franklin - Inventors - 1853 - 488 pages
...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...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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Chambers's Information for the People: A Popular Encyclopedia, Volume 2

William Chambers - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1853
...smallest mutters, IH-IMUSC 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 \v.int of a horse the rider was lost;' being overtaken and slain by the enemy, all for want of care...
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