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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 Prose Writers of America: With a Survey of the Intellectual History ...

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - American prose literature - 1856 - 552 pages
...profitable ; for, If you would have a faithful servant, and one that yoan like, serve yourself. Л little neglect may breed great mischief; for want of a nail the shoe wot lost : for want of a shoe lhe horse iras lost ; and for want of a horse the rithr was last, being...
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Mrs. Hale's Receipts for the Million ...

Sarah Josepha Buell Hale - Cookery - 1857 - 721 pages
...one that you like, serve yourself. 3475. A little neglect may breed great mischief. 3476. 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. 3477. If...
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The Hand Book of Illustrated Proverbs: Comprising Also a Selection of ...

John Warner Barber - Christian life - 1857 - 252 pages
...have been saved with a few minutes trouble." " A stitch in time would have saved nine." " 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." A great ship was going on a long voyage, and when the...
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The Cultivator Vol. VI Third Series 1858

Offfice of the Country Gentleman - 1858
...wheat-midge. This was almost aa disastrous as Dr. Frnnklin's illustration of neglect — " 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." In planning the work of the year, it is advisable that...
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Hydropathic series

John Goodman (M.D.) - 1858
...it can ever be brought into general adoption, in the successful treatment of disease. " For want of a nail the shoe was lost ; For want of a shoe the horse was lost." These subjects, however, with clothing, air, and exercise, form the special matter for detail...
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Lectures for the People

Hugh Stowell Brown - Baptists - 1859 - 414 pages
...for a halfpenny worth of tar ;" " To spare at the spigot, and let out at the bunghole;" "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 ;" to which I add, as the shortest and most exact description...
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Knowledge is Power: A View of the Productive Forces of Modern Society, and ...

Charles Knight - Capitalism - 1859 - 423 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 an ironmonger's...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent British Painters and Sculptors, Volume 5

Allan Cunningham - Painters - 1859
...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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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 88

England - 1860
...where he offers a general inducement to carefulness of small matters. "A little neglect," he says, " 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." And this, which...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 88

England - 1860
...where he offers a general inducement to carefulness of small matters. "A little neglect," he says, " 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." And this, which...
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