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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"; being overtaken and slain by the enemy all for want of a little care about a horseshoe nail! "
The gleaner; or, Entertainment for the fire-side [compiled by J. Watson]. - Page 375
by Gleaner - 1805
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Forget me not; a Christmas and new year's present. (Ed. by F. Shoberl).

1837
...heart, and all because of an indiscreet question. No, Fred, no ; I am wiser than 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 — no, Fred, no. I have just introduced...
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The Moral Instructor, and Guide to Virtue: Being a Compendium of Moral ...

Jesse Torrey - 1824 - 300 lehte
...would have a faithful servant, and one that you like, serve yourself.' 19 " ' A little neglect may breed great mischief ; for want of a nail the shoe...for want of a little care about a horse-shoe nail. SECTION II. Frugality: calamities of pride, extravagance and debts. 1 "So much for industry, my friends,...
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The Laughing Philosopher: Being the Entire Works of Momus, Jester of Olympus ...

1825 - 767 lehte
...for, If you would have * fiithful servant, and one that you like, serve your"lt A little neglect may breed great mischief ; for want of a nail the shoe...for want of a little care about a horse-shoe nail. " So much for industry, my friends, and attention to one's own business ; but to these we must add...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin: Including a Sketch of the Rise and Progress ...

1826 - 407 lehte
...smallest matters, because sometimes ' A little neglect may breed great mischief;' adding, ' For want of a nail the shoe was lost ; for want of a shoe the...the rider was lost ;' being overtaken and slain by an enemy, all for want of care about a horse-shoe .nail. " So much for industry, my friends, and attention...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin: Including a Sketch of the Rise and Progress ...

1826 - 407 lehte
...smallest matters, because sometimes ' A little neglect may breed great mischief ;' adding, ' For want of a nail the shoe was lost ; for want of a shoe the horse was lost ; and for want of aTiorse the rider was lost ;' being overtaken and slain by an enemy, all for want of care about a horse-shoe...
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors, 2. köide

John Timbs - 1829
...writers whose wish is not to be studied, but to be read. — Johnson. DCCLvI. A little neglect may breed great mischief; for want of a nail the shoe...horse the rider was lost; being overtaken and slain by an enemy, all for want of care about a horse-shoe nail. — Franklin. DCCLVII. Fear is cousin-german,...
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Laconics; or, The best words of the best authors [ed. by J. Timbs ..., 2. köide

Laconics - 1829
...with writers whose wish is not to be studied, but to be read.—Johnson. DCCLVI. A little neglect may breed great mischief; for want of a nail the shoe...horse the rider was lost; being overtaken and slain by an enemy, all for want of care about a horse-shoe nail.—Franklin. nCCLVH. Fear is cousin-german,...
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The New Forest: A Novel, 2. köide

Horace Smith - 1829
...she's neither a Mohawk nor a Nigger ; one word may settle it all, and remember, that ' for want of a nail the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse...was lost, b,eing overtaken and slain by the enemy",' as poor Richard says." " Your advice comes too late ; our disagreement is of a nature that cannot be...
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The Youth's Miscellaneous Sketch Book: A Compilation of Useful and Amusing ...

1829 - 108 lehte
...proves little enough. One 'come boys' is better than two 'go I boys.' IA 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; for want of a horse the man was lost. It was once asked, how are we to know a wise man from a...
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Eighteen maxims of neatness and order, by Theresa Tidy

Elizabeth Susannah Simmonds - 1829
... . r NEATNESS AND ORDER. TO WHICH IS PREFIXED AN INTRODUCTION. EY 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 stain by the enemy,) " And all...
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