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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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Materials for thinking, extracted from the works of ancient and modern ...

1837
...— Dr S. Johnson. 789. Neglect. — 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...
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Female excellence; or, Hints to daughters, by a mother

Female excellence - 1838
...impossible to say how widely the evil may extend. This is the spirit of a popular saying ; " 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 taken by his enemies ; and all for want of attention...
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The Life and Miscellaneous Writings of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - Statesmen - 1839 - 86 pages
...eare, even in the smallest matters, beeause sometimes 'A little negleet may breed great misehief ;* adding, ' 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 Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of Essays, Humorous, Moral ...

Benjamin Franklin - Political science - 1840 - 320 pages
...servant, and one that you like, serve yourself.' „ Ami again, he adviseth to circumspection and care, even in the smallest matters, because, sometimes. ' A little neglect may breed great mis4hief ; ' adding, ' For want of a nail the shoe was lost ; for want of a shoe the horse was lost;...
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Cottage comforts, with hints for promoting them

Esther Copley, afterwards COPLEY HEWLETT (Esther) - 1841 - 80 pages
...llichard,' A stitch in time saves nine,'—and, ' A little neglect may breed a 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 •n by an enemy, all for want...
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Political Economy

John BROADHURST - Economics - 1842 - 297 pages
...MAXIMS OF NEATNESS AND ORDER. To which is prefixed an Introduction. By THERESA TIDY. " 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 all for...
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Lessons for young persons in humble life [by E. Frank].

Elizabeth Frank - 1842
...servant, and one whom 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," H 4. being overtaken and slain by the enemy :...
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Horse-shoe nails: or, New ideas on old subjects, by Minor Hugo [L.J. Hansard?].

Luke James Hansard - 1843
... HORSE-SHOE NAILS: NEW IDEAS ON OLD SUBJECTS. BY MINOR HUGO. ' 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 all...
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Hints for pedestrians, by Medicus

George Bott C. Watson - 1843 - 110 pages
...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 Iwrse-sfwe nail." 38. There is an...
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A Practical Exposition of the Epistle of St. Paul to the Romans and the ...

John Bird Sumner - Bible - 1843 - 480 pages
...plan. THERESA TIDY'S EIGHTEEN MAXIMS OF NEATNESS AND ORDER. By the late MRS. GRAHAM. " 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, tBeing overtaken and slain by the enemy,) And all for...
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