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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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Englands grievance discovered, in relation to the coal-trade. Repr

Ralph Gardiner - 1849 - 80 pages
...public-houses. Yet only two dozen (loaves) could be had on both sides the Tyne ! (2) " 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 Child's own book

...wise.' Speaking of carefulness he tells us, 'A little neglect may heed 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 Literary Reader: For Academies and High Schools: Consisting of ...

Arethusa Hall - Readers - 1851 - 408 pages
...your business done, go ; if not, send." "A little neglect may breed to 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 Laconic Manual and Brief Remarker: Containing Over a Thousand Subjects ...

Charles Simmons - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1852 - 552 pages
...habitually unfaithful to his appointments. Franklin. 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 an enemy, — all for...
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Chambers's Information for the People: A Popular Encyclopedia, Volume 2

William Chambers - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1853
...yourself.' And again, he adMsfth to circumsjiecttun and care, even in the smallest mutters, IH-IMUSC sometimes ' A little neglect may breed great mischief;'...the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for \v.int of a horse the rider was lost;' being overtaken and slain by the enemy, all for...
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The World's Laconics: Or, The Best Thoughts of the Best Authors

Tryon Edwards - Quotations, English - 1853 - 432 pages
...pressing wants call for it. — Locke. 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 ; and for want of a horse the rider was lost ; being overtaken and slain by an enemy, all for...
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Logic for the Million; a Familiar Exposition of the Art of Reasoning

James William Gilbart - Logic - 1854 - 392 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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The word-making primer, designed for use in elementary schools. By a ...

Word-making primer - English language - 1854 - 72 pages
...free horse to death. Fain would the cat fish eat, 1 But she is loth to wet her feet. j 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. Frost and fraud both end in foul. Good words are good,...
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A Guide to English Composition, Or One Hundred and Twenty Subjects Analysed ...

Ebenezer Cobham Brewer - 1854
...serpent's egg will produce a serpent. A slight cold may terminate in consumption and death. 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. How many destructive fires occur annually through carelessness...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin: Written by Himself ; to which is Added His ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1855 - 375 pages
...servant, and one that you like, serve yourself.' And again, he adviseth to circumspection and care, even in the smallest matters, because sometimes, '...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...
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