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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 selection of moral lessons, natural history, Bible lessons, and poetry

Alexander Spencer - 1831 - 166 pages
...Keep thy shop, and thy «hop will keep thee. A little neglsct may breed great mischief—for want of a nail, the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe, the...overtaken and slain by the enemy—all for want of a little care about a horse shoe nail. SS. If a man would be wealthy, he must also think of saving...
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Practical Morality; Or, A Guide to Men and Manners: Consisting of Lord ...

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - 1831 - 290 pages
...is 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...lost ; and for want of a horse, the rider was lost," heing overtaken ami slain by the enemy ; all for want of a little cine about a horse-shoe nail. HI....
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The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin, Consisting of Essays, Humorous, Moral ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1831 - 314 pages
...smallest ' matters, hecause sometimes, ' A little neglect may hreed great mischief;' adding, ' For want of a nail | the shoe was lost ; for want of a shoe the...lost; and for want of a horse the rider was lost;' I heing overtaken and slain hy the enemy, all for want i of care ahout a horse-shoe nail. "So much...
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The Results of Machinery: Namely, Cheap Production and Increased Employment ...

Charles Knight - 1831 - 320 pages
...threepence." M. Say's story is one of the many examples of the truth of the old proverb -— " 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." Nearly all the infinite variety of articles in an ironmonger's...
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The Bristol Job Nott, Or, Labouring Man's Friend, Issue 1

1832 - 224 pages
...faithful servant, and one that you like, — serve yourself. A little neglect may breed great mischief ; 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 horse-shoe nail. III. " So much for industry, my friends,...
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The Cottager's monthly visitor, Volume 12

1832 - 586 pages
...good in the middle. I hope I don't intrude. Your humble servant, TG" " A little neglect may breed much 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 the want...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent British Painters and Sculptors, Volume 5

Allan Cunningham - 1834 - 292 pages
...business seemingly trivial occasioned death." How much better this is told by Dr. Franklin. " 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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The Lives of the Most Eminent British Painters, Sculptors, and ..., Volume 6

Allan Cunningham - 1833 - 358 pages
...told by Dr. Franklin. " 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 of care about a horse-shoe nail. " Nor is the language helped much by the pencil...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent British Painters, Sculptors, and ..., Volume 6

Allan Cunningham - 1833 - 400 pages
...business seemingly trivial, occasioned death." How much better this is told by Dr. Franklin. " 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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Benjamin Franklin's Way to Wealth: And William Penn's Maxims ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1834 - 206 pages
...profi table ; for if you would have a faithful servant, and one that you like — servo yourself. A little neglect may breed great mischief; for want...rider was lost ;' being overtaken and slain by the enemy ; all for want of a little care about a horse-shoe nail. " III. So much for industry, my friends,...
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