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" ... 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... "
The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of Essays, Humourous, Moral ... - Page 240
by Benjamin Franklin - 1834 - 290 pages
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Analectic Magazine: Comprising Original Reviews, Biography ..., 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...
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The Life of Peter the Great, Formerly Emperor of Russia

John Bancks - RUSSIA - 1813 - 316 pages
...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 hy the enemy." The army...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 56

England - 1844
...disasters, to the caprice of a courtier, or perhaps the accidental delay of a messenger. 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 — and so all was owing to the want of a nail ! Tin; two manners...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin ..

Benjamin Franklin - 1818
...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 horse was lost ; and for want of a horse the rider was lost, being overtaken and slain by the enemy ; all for...
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A Father's Gift to His Son, on His Becoming an Apprentice: To which is Added ...

Apprentices - 1821 - 140 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 horse was lost; and for want of a horse the rider was lost ;' being overtaken and slain by the enemy ; all for...
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Plain Directions on Domestic Economy: Showing Particularly what are the ...

Cooking - 1821 - 16 pages
...servant, end 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 horse wag lost ; and for want of a horse the rider was lost ;' being overtaken Ľnd slain by the enemy ;...
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An Introduction to the Universal Explanatory Reader: Designed for Junior ...

William Pinnock - Readers (Primary) - 1822 - 232 pages
...one that you like, — serve yourself.' 23. 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...
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The Cottager's monthly visitor, Volume 2

1822
...a horse's shoe at the proper time, may afford a seasonable hint on the same subject. " 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...
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The Youth's instructer [sic] and guardian, Volume 7

1843
...simplicity contents itself with being so. * TAKE CARE IN TIME. THERE is an 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." Mons. Say, an able French writer on political economy,...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin: With Many Choice Anecdotes and Admirable ...

Mason Locke Weems - Statesmen - 1822 - 264 pages
...servant, ami 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 horse was lost; and for want of a horse the rider was lost, being overtaken and slain by the enemy; all for want...
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