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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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Journal of the Royal United Service Institution, Volume 17

Royal United Service Institution (Great Britain) - Military art and science - 1874
...agreed that everything which can add to its power at a moderate price should be given. " For want of a nail the shoe was lost ; for want of a shoe the horse was lost." That English soldiers, whether artillerymen or not, will make the best of what they have, may...
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Cleveland Medical Gazette, Volume 3

Gustav C. E. Weber, Edward Bruce Stevens, John A. Murphy - Medicine - 1861
...come under the eye of the surgeon, but it certainly is no triflle. An old nursery rhyme, " For want of a nail the shoe was lost, for want of a shoe the horse was lost," <fec., aptly illustrates its importance. This small affection, as it seems, is considered good...
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The Cincinnati Lancet & Observer, Volume 4

Medicine - 1861
...come under the eye of the surgeon, but it certainly is no triflle. An old nursery rhyme, " For want of a nail the shoe was lost, for want of a shoe the horse was lost," &c., aptly illustrates its importance. This small affection, as it seems, is considered good...
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Anecdotes for the Family, Or, Lessons of Truth and Duty for Every-day Life ...

Conduct of life - 1862 - 443 pages
...wholesome neglect." NEGLECT, WHAT MAY BE LOST BY rr. — " A little neglect," says Franklin, " may occasion 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 the...
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The Band of Hope Record, Volumes 1-2

1862
...at a wayside inn, and there he died. So for want of a nail, says the old story, a shoe was lost; and for want of a shoe the horse was lost ; and for want of a horse the man was lost." "That is all very well for a story," said ileeves. " No man would have been such a fool...
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Hints for pedestrians, by Medicus. New (3rd) ed. By G.C. Watson

George Bott C. Watson - 1862
...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 horse-shoe nail." 38. There is an...
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The Language Organ: Linguistics as Cognitive Physiology

Professor Stephen R Anderson, Stephen R. Anderson, David W. Lightfoot - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2002 - 263 pages
...patterns and changes in the positions of finite verbs. Benjamin Franklin would understand: "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." However, to say that there may be domino effects is...
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Murder in Amsterdam: Featuring DeKok and the Sunday Strangler and DeKok and ...

A. C. Baantjer - Fiction - 2003 - 263 pages
...relieve him of the responsibility." DeKok sat down and poured himself another mug of coffee. "For want of a nail, the shoe was lost, for want of a shoe the horse was lost and ... eventually ... for want of a nail the battle was lost ..." he murmured. "Cause and effect," he...
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Absolute Zero

Chuck Logan - Fiction - 2009 - 464 pages
...Allen explained, loving the bare slate of her face, "It's an old saying, from a poem. '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 a rider the battle was lost. For want of...
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Smile Awhile

Albert Joseph Mary Shamon - Anecdotes - 2003 - 111 pages
...than not to have loved at all." Alfred Lord Tennyson. All sunshine makes a desert. * * * 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 a rider, the battle was lost, For the want...
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