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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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A Record of the Families of Robert Patterson (the Elder).: Emigrant from ...

William Ewing Du Bois - 1847 - 99 pages
...make mention of the lost penknife, without which he cannot mend the children's pens ? " For want of a nail, the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe, the horse was crippled ; the messenger was delayed; and the city obliged to surrender." It was a backwoods settlement,...
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Half-hours with the best authors, selected by C. Knight, Volume 1

Half hours - 1847 - 614 pages
...not, send ; ' and again, ' He that by the plough would thrive, Himself must either hold or drive.' neglect may breed great mischief ; for want of a nail the shoe was lost; for a want of shoe the horse was lost ; and for want of a horse the rider was lost," being...
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The Kiribati Test

Stacey Cochran - 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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Time and Uncertainty

Paul Andre Harris, Michael Crawford - 2004 - 278 pages
...consequences in a very entertaining manner referring to Mother Goose (1968, p. 54 ff): 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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Blissful Data

Margaret Y. Chu - 2004 - 224 pages
...as the triple constraint. Was It the Lack of a Nail That Caused the Kingdom to Be Lost? 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 Way the Crow Flies: A Novel

Ann-Marie MacDonald - 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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Stock Trader's Almanac 2005

Jeffrey A. Hirsch, Yale Hirsch, Hirsch Organization - 2004 - 196 pages
...without loss of enthusiasm. Winston Churchill (British statesman, 1874-1965) THURSDAY 11 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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Irish Writing: An Anthology of Irish Literature in English 1789-1939

Stephen Regan - 2004 - 628 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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The Mind at Night: The New Science of how and why We Dream

Andrea Rock - 2004 - 248 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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The New Testament Story

Ben Witherington - 2004 - 298 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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