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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 Popular lecturer [afterw.] Pitman's Popular lecturer (and ..., Volumes 4-6

Henry Pitman
...profit. He knows, with " Poor Eichard," that "A stitch in time eaves nine :" and 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 ; — And all for want of a horse-shoe nail." There...
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Knowledge is Power: A View of the Productive Forces of Modern Society, and ...

Charles Knight - Industrial arts - 1856 - 503 pages
...threepence." M. Say-s story is one of the many examples of the truth of the 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." Nearly all the great variety of articles in a hardware...
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The Wisconsin Farmer, and Northwestern Cultivator, Volume 8

Agriculture - 1856
...threepence." M. Say's story is one of the many examples of the truth of the 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.' TEE CHILDHEN'THAT WENT WEST. About three weeks ago a company...
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Laconics, Or The Best Words of the Best Authors

1856
...studied, but to be read. — Johnson. DCCLVL A little neglect may breed great mischief; for want of a nail the shoe was lost ; for want of a shoe the horse wağ lost : and for want of a horse the rider was lost ; being overtaken and slain by an enemy, all...
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Logic for the Million: A Familiar Exposition of the Art of Reasoning

James William Gilbart - Language and languages - 1857 - 390 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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Mrs. Hale's Receipts for the Million ...

Sarah Josepha Buell Hale - Cookery - 1857 - 721 pages
...one that you like, serve yourself. 3475. A little neglect may breed great mischief. 3476. 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. 3477. If...
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Logic for the Million: A Familiar Exposition of the Art of Reasoning : with ...

James William Gilbart - Logic - 1857 - 390 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 Hand Book of Illustrated Proverbs: Comprising Also a Selection of ...

John Warner Barber - Christian life - 1857 - 252 pages
...have been saved with a few minutes trouble." " A stitch in time would have saved nine." " 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." A great ship was going on a long voyage, and when the...
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The Youth's Companion and Counsellor

William Chambers - Conduct of life - 1858 - 350 pages
...servant, and one that you like, serve yourself.' And again, he advise! h to circumspection and care, even in the smallest matters, because sometimes '...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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Ben Franklin's Guide to Wealth: Being a 21st Century Treatise on What It ...

Erin Barrett, Jack Mingo - Self-Help - 2004 - 121 pages
...servant, and one that you like, serve yourself. And again, he adviseth to circumspection and care, even in the smallest matters, because sometimes a...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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