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" 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 of a little care about a horse-shoe... "
Merill's Word and Sentence Book: A Practical Speller Designed to Teach the ... - Page 57
by James Ormond Wilson - 1902 - 189 pages
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The literary miscellany: or, Selections and extracts, classical ..., Volume 9

1812 - 316 pages
...smallest matters, because "sometimesa little neglect may breed great mischief;" adding, "For want of a nail the shoe was lost ; for want of a shoe the...rider was lost ;" being overtaken and slain by the enemy, all for want of care about a horse-shoe nail. So much for industry, my friends, and attention...
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The Cheap magazine [ed. by G. Miller.] Vol, Volume 1

George Miller - 1813 - 638 pages
...mischief; adding, " For want of a nail the shoe wa» lost ; for want of a shte the hor«e was lest lost ; and for want of a horse the rider was lost ;" being overtaken and slain by the enemy, all for want of care about a horse-shoe nail. So much for industry, my friends, and attention...
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Analectic Magazine: Comprising Original Reviews, Biography ..., Volume 2

1813 - 550 pages
...more completely verified, than in the omission of properly shoeing the horses at Moscow. " 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." The...
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The Life of Peter the Great: Formerly Emperor of Russia

John Bancks - 1813 - 328 pages
...more completely verified, than in the omission of properly shoeing the horses at Moscow. " 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 hy the enemy." The army...
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The Analectic Magazine, to which is Added, an Appendix of Official ..., Volume 2

1813 - 552 pages
...more completely verified, than in the omission of properly shoeing the horses at Moscow. " 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." The army...
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The Analectic Magazine, Volume 2

1813 - 568 pages
...horses at Moscow. " 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 alain by the enemy." The army remained in Smolensko two days, which were one continued scene of confusion,...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 88

1860 - 796 pages
...where he offers a general inducement to carefulness of small matters. "A little neglect," he says, " 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." And this, which...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 56

1844 - 826 pages
...disasters, to the caprice of a courtier, or perhaps the accidental delay of a messenger. 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 — and so all was owing to the want of a nail ! Tin; two manners...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin ..

Benjamin Franklin - 1818 - 610 pages
...violence, acts of parliament ; acts of parliament, a revolt. " A little neglect," says poor Richard, " 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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Essays and Letters, Volumes 1-2

Benjamin Franklin - 1820 - 360 pages
...serve yourself. A little neglect may breed great mischief ; for want of a nail the shoe was lost, and for want of a shoe the horse was lost, and for want...rider was lost,' being overtaken and slain by the enemy ; all for want of a little care about a horseshoe nail. " III. So much for industry, my friends,...
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