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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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American Classical Authors

Ludwig Herrig - American literature - 1854 - 553 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...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 word-making primer, designed for use in elementary schools. By a ...

Word-making primer - English language - 1854 - 72 pages
...free horse to death. Fain would the cat fish eat, 1 But she is loth to wet her feet. j 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. Frost and fraud both end in foul. Good words are good,...
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A Guide to English Composition, Or One Hundred and Twenty Subjects Analysed ...

Ebenezer Cobham Brewer - 1854
...serpent's egg will produce a serpent. A slight cold may terminate in consumption and death. 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. How many destructive fires occur annually through carelessness...
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The Standard First[-fifth] Reader ...

Epes Sargent - Readers - 1857
...When Prosperity was well mounted, she let go the bridle, and soon came tumbling out of the saddle. A little neglect may 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. 4....
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The Standard Fourth Reader for Public and Private Schools: Containing a ...

Epes Sargent - American literature - 1855 - 336 pages
...When Prosperity was well mounted, she let go the bridle, and soon came tumbling out of the saddle. A little neglect may 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. 4....
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Laconics, Or The Best Words of the Best Authors

1856
...therefore, swarms with writers whose wish is not to be studied, but to be read. — Johnson. DCCLVL A little neglect may breed great mischief; for want...nail the shoe was lost ; for want of a shoe the horse wağ lost : and for want of a horse the rider was lost ; being overtaken and slain by an enemy, all...
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Half-hours with the best authors, selected by C. Knight, Volume 1

Half hours - 1856
...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 : for want of a nail the shoo was lost ; for want of a shoe the horse was lost ; and for want of a horse the rider was lost,'...
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The Popular lecturer [afterw.] Pitman's Popular lecturer (and ..., Volumes 4-6

Henry Pitman
...profit. He knows, with " Poor Eichard," that "A stitch in time eaves nine :" and 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 of a horse-shoe nail." There...
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The Wisconsin Farmer, and Northwestern Cultivator, Volume 8

Agriculture - 1856
...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.' TEE CHILDHEN'THAT WENT WEST. About three weeks ago a company...
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Knowledge is Power: A View of the Productive Forces of Modern Society, and ...

Charles Knight - Industrial arts - 1856 - 503 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 great variety of articles in a hardware...
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