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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 Way the Crow Flies: A Novel

Ann-Marie MacDonald - Fiction - 2009 - 736 pages
...Boston tones, but she knows Mr. March said it. Mr. March explaining the domino effect: For want of a nail the shoe was lost, for want of a shoe, the horse was lost. . . . Walter Cronkite brought her back. "... live, from the moon." On screen, the Eagle landed,...
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The Kiribati Test

Stacey Cochran - Fiction - 2004 - 208 pages
...peacefully to himself then sings in a raspy, blues voice, redolent of John Lee Hooker: 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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Thinking for Results: Success Strategies

Randy Park - Decision making - 2004 - 351 pages
...has been understood intuitively for quite some time. For example, there is the old 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 battle was lost, for want of a battle, the kingdom was lost." The Toronto...
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Irish Writing: An Anthology of Irish Literature in English 1789-1939

Lecturer in Modern Poetry Royal Holloway Stephen Regan, Stephen Regan - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 549 pages
...long-tailed shovel, an' I'll bring me navvy. We mighten' want them, an', then agen, we might: for want of a nail the shoe was lost, for want of a shoe the horse was lost, an' for want of a horse the man was lost — aw, that's a darlin' proverb, a daarlin' . . . As...
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Blissful Data

Margaret Y. Chu - Business & Economics - 2004 - 224 pages
...as the triple constraint. Was It the Lack of a Nail That Caused the Kingdom to Be Lost? 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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Time and Uncertainty

Paul Andre Harris, Michael Crawford - Philosophy - 2004 - 261 pages
...consequences in a very entertaining manner referring to Mother Goose (1968, p. 54 ff): 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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Daily Grace for the Daily Grind

Larry Briney - Religion - 2004 - 384 pages
...treat diseased tissue. This isn't science fiction; it's reality. Benjamin Franklin wrote: "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; and all for...
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The Mind at Night: The New Science of how and why We Dream

Andrea Rock - Psychology - 2004 - 224 pages
...is also expressed in the following well-known passage from British poet George Herbert: 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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Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda: Waystation

Steven E. McDonald - Fiction - 2004 - 271 pages
...used was faulty. On the battlefield, the nail broke and the chain of consequences began. Tor want of a nail, the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe, the horse was lost; for want of a horse, the general was lost; for want of the general, the battle was lost' . ....
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Stock Trader's Almanac 2005

Jeffrey A. Hirsch, Yale Hirsch, Hirsch Organization - Business & Economics - 2004 - 192 pages
...without loss of enthusiasm. — Winston Churchill (British statesman, 1874-1965) THURSDAY 11 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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