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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 New Testament Story

Ben Witherington - Religion - 2004 - 283 pages
...their intended destination, sometimes with disastrous results. Remember the famous 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 messenger was lost. For want of the messenger the message was lost. For...
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Proverbs: A Handbook

Wolfgang Mieder - Social Science - 2004 - 304 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 want...
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Irish Writing: An Anthology of Irish Literature in English 1789-1939

Lecturer in Modern Poetry Royal Holloway Stephen Regan, Stephen Regan - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 549 pages
...long-tailed shovel, an' I'll bring me navvy. We mighten' want them, an', then agen, we might: for want of a nail the shoe was lost, for want of a shoe the horse was lost, an' for want of a horse the man was lost — aw, that's a darlin' proverb, a daarlin' . . . As...
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Sura's Quotable Quotes, Adages and Sayings

D.V. Rangarajan - 2004
...Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time - Victor Hugo. 4. 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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The Way the Crow Flies: A Novel

Ann-Marie MacDonald - Fiction - 2009 - 736 pages
...Boston tones, but she knows Mr. March said it. Mr. March explaining the domino effect: For want of a nail the shoe was lost, for want of a shoe, the horse was lost. . . . Walter Cronkite brought her back. "... live, from the moon." On screen, the Eagle landed,...
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Thinking for Results: Success Strategies

Randy Park - Decision making - 2004 - 351 pages
...has been understood intuitively for quite some time. For example, there is the old poem, "for want of a nail, the shoe was lost, for want of a shoe, the horse was lost, for want of a horse, the battle was lost, for want of a battle, the kingdom was lost." The Toronto...
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The Kiribati Test

Stacey Cochran - Fiction - 2004 - 208 pages
...peacefully to himself then sings in a raspy, blues voice, redolent of John Lee Hooker: 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 a rider, the battle was lost; For want of...
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The Mind at Night: The New Science of how and why We Dream

Andrea Rock - Psychology - 2004 - 224 pages
...is also expressed in the following well-known passage from British poet George Herbert: 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 a rider, the battle was lost; For want of...
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Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda: Waystation

Steven E. McDonald - Fiction - 2004 - 271 pages
...used was faulty. On the battlefield, the nail broke and the chain of consequences began. Tor want of a nail, the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe, the horse was lost; for want of a horse, the general was lost; for want of the general, the battle was lost' . ....
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Daily Grace for the Daily Grind

Larry Briney - Religion - 2004 - 384 pages
...treat diseased tissue. This isn't science fiction; it's reality. Benjamin Franklin wrote: "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 a rider the battle was lost; and all for...
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