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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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The Cotton-tree, Or, Emily, the Little West Indian: A Tale for Young People

Theodora Elizabeth Lynch - Christian life - 1847 - 105 pages
...EIGHTEEN 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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The history of the Fairchild family; or, The child's manual. Pt.2,3 ..., Part 3

Mary Martha Sherwood - 1847
...EIGHTEEN MAXIMS of NEATNESS and ORDER. To which in prefixed an Introduction by THERESA T<DY. "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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Christ on earth, in Heaven, and on the judgment seat, Volume 1

James Garbett - 1847
...EIGHTEEN MAXIMS of NEATNESS and ORDER. To which is prefixed an Introduction by THERESA TJDY. "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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The Young Woman's Guide to Excellence

William Andrus Alcott - Conduct of life - 1847 - 356 pages
...consider what a host of evils sometimes result from a slight neglect. The trite saying — " 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" — will, however, illustrate this part of my subject....
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A Record of the Families of Robert Patterson (the Elder).: Emigrant from ...

William Ewing Du Bois - Patterson Family (Robert Patterson, d. ca - 1847 - 99 pages
...make mention of the lost penknife, without which he cannot mend the children's pens ? " For want of a nail, the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe, the horse was crippled ; the messenger was delayed; and the city obliged to surrender." It was a backwoods settlement,...
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The Wooden Walls of Old England, Or, The Lives of Celebrated Admirals

Margaret Fraser Tytler - Admirals - 1847 - 288 pages
...EIGHTEEN MAXIMS of NEATNESS and ORDER. To which is prefixed an Introduction by THERESA TIDK. " 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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The Life of Benjamin Franklin

Orville Luther Holley - Inventors - 1848 - 468 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 ; for want of a horse the rider was lost, being overtaken and slain by the enemy ; all for want...
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Notes and Queries

Electronic journals - 1893
...familiar with the proverbial proposition negativing, in a sense, the doctrine de minimii — " 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 arider [carrying despatches implied] the...
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Eliza Cook's journal, Volume 6

...the man who was to blame for the well-known catastrophe, thus popularly related — -" 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 man was lost." Gallio was a Don't Care, of whom the Scriptures say,...
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Elementary Lessons, Being a Course of Instruction for the Deaf & Dumb, Part 2

Harvey Prindle Peet - 1849
...forming a peculiar tense of the verb (Part HI. p. 156.) Mr. is about to publish a book. " 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, overtaken and killed by the enemy." All for want...
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