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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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Female excellence; or, Hints to daughters, by a mother

Female excellence - 1838 - 240 pages
...impossible to say how widely the evil may extend. This is the spirit of a popular 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 rider was lost, being taken by his enemies ; and all for want of attention...
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The Life and Miscellaneous Writings of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - 1839 - 96 pages
...smallest matters, beeause sometimes 'A little negleet may breed great misehief ;* 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 a little eare about a horse-shoe nail. So mueh for industry, my friends, and...
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The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of Essays, Humorous, Moral ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1840 - 342 pages
...matters, because, sometimes. ' A little neglect may breed great mis4hief ; ' 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 a little cure ahout a horse-shoe nail. ' So much for industry, my friends, and...
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The Works of Benjamin Franklin: Containing Several Political and ..., Volume 2

Benjamin Franklin - 1840 - 624 pages
...; for, If you wmdd have a faithful servant, and VOL. II. 13 I one that you like, seme yourself. Jl little neglect may breed great mischief; for want...; for want of a shoe the horse was lost ; and for icant of a horse the rider was lost, being overtaken and slain by the enemy ; all for want of a little...
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Selections from Jeremy Taylor [and others] designed to assist in forming the ...

Edward Stanley Bosanquet - 1840 - 436 pages
...but by the want of it. If you would have a faithful servant, and one that you like, 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 of a horse the rider was lost, being...
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Cottage comforts, with hints for promoting them

Esther Copley - 1841 - 248 pages
...llichard,' A stitch in time saves nine,'—and, ' A little neglect may breed a great mischief—for want of a nail the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse...of a horse the rider was lost; being overtaken and •n by an enemy, all for want of care about a horse-shoe SUNDRIES. 223. To white-wash a Cottage.—...
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Practical Morality, Or, A Guide to Men and Manners: Consisting of Lord ...

1841 - 300 pages
...profitable ; for, " If you would have a faithful 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, tho horse was lost ; and for want of a horse, the rider was lost," being overtaken and slain by the...
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Lessons for young persons in humble life [by E. Frank].

Elizabeth Frank - 1842 - 304 pages
...care is profitable. " If you would have a faithful servant, and one whom you like, serve yourself. A little neglect may breed great mischief. For want...lost ; and for want of a horse, the rider was lost," H 4. being overtaken and slain by the enemy : all for want of a little care about a horseshoe nail....
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin: Illustrated by Tales, Sketches, and Anecdotes ...

1842 - 194 pages
...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...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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Political Economy

John BROADHURST - 1842 - 330 pages
...MAXIMS OF NEATNESS AND ORDER. To which is prefixed an Introduction. By 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 slain by the enemy,) And all for...
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