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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, and 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 horseshoe... "
The literary miscellany: or, Selections and extracts, classical and ... - Page 6
1812
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Preceptive, Moral, and Sentimental Pieces: On the Duties of the Young, Issue 10

Chapbooks - 1796 - 20 pages
...servant, and one that you like, — serve yourself. A little neglect may breed great mischief; for want of a nail the shoe was lost ; for want of a shoe the...overtaken and slain by the enemy ; all for want of a little care about a horse-shoe nail. Ill, * So much for industry, my friends, and attention to one's...
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Poor Richard; or, The way to wealth

Benjamin Franklin - 1820 - 288 pages
...servant, and one that you like, serve yourself. A little neglect may breed great mischief; for want of a nail the shoe was lost ; for want of a shoe the...;' being overtaken and slain by the enemy ; all for the want of a little care about a horse-shoe nail. " So much for industry, my friends, and attention...
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Select Pieces

Benjamin Franklin - American literature - 1804 - 59 pages
...may breed great mischief;" adding, "For want of nail the shoe was lost ; for want of a shoe the hors was lost ; and for want of a horse the rider was lost being overtaken and slain by the enemy, all for wan of care about a hors<:•shoe nail. So much f< industry, my friends, and attention to one's oĽ...
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The gleaner; or, Entertainment for the fire-side [compiled by J. Watson].

Gleaner - 1805
...servant, and one that you like, — serve yourself. A little neglect mav breed great mischief; for want of a nail, the shoe was lost ; for want of a shoe, the...overtaken and slain by the enemy; all for want of a little care about a horse-shoe nail. III. ' So much for industry, my friends,' and attention to one's...
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The complete works ... of ... Benjamin Franklin, Volume 3

Benjamin Franklin - 1806
...monopoly we so long , " A little neglect," says poor Richard, " 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...
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The Complete Works in Philosophy, Politics, and Morals, of the ..., Volume 3

Benjamin Franklin - American literature - 1806
...-monopoly we so long " A littlc neglect," nays poor Richard, " may breed great mischief: for waul of a nail the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lust j for want of ahorse the rider was lost; being overtaken and slain bf Uie enemy , all for want...
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Maxims and Directions for Youth, on a Variety of Important and Interesting ...

Rev. John Thornton - Ethics - 1811 - 82 pages
...the good metal on which it grows. 131. Be diligent in little things, and remember " 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, being overtaken and slain by the enemy." 132. Good thoughts...
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Elegant extracts: a copious selection of passages from the most ..., Volume 6

Elegant extracts - 1812
...servant, and one that you like,— serve yourself. A little neglect may breed great mischief; for- want of a nail the shoe was lost ; for want of a shoe the...overtaken and slain by the enemy ; all for want of a little care about a horse-shoe nail. III. ' So much for industry, my friends, and attention to one's...
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Lionel and Clarissa, by I. Bickerstaff. The toy shop; the king and the ...

James Plumptre - English drama - 1812
...and one you like, — serve your" self." " A little neglect may breed great mischief: " for want of a nail, the shoe was lost; for want of a " shoe, the...horse, the " rider was lost," being overtaken and slain hy the enemy ; all for want of a little care about a horseshoe-nail. III. So much for industry, my...
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The Analectic Magazine, to which is Added, an Appendix of Official ..., Volume 2

1813
...more completely verified, than in the omission of properly shoeing the horses at Moscow. " 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." The army...
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