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" And again, he adviseth to circumspection and care, even in the 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 a horse... "
Cottage comforts, with hints for promoting them, gleaned from experience ... - Page 89
by Esther Copley - 1834 - 224 pages
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Preceptive, Moral, and Sentimental Pieces: On the Duties of the Young, Issue 10

Chapbooks - 1796 - 20 pages
...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...the rider was lost," being overtaken and slain by the enemy ; all for want of a little care about a horse-shoe nail. Ill, * So much for industry, my...
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Poor Richard; or, The way to wealth

Benjamin Franklin - Self-Help - 1820 - 30 pages
...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...the rider was lost ;' being overtaken and slain by the enemy ; all for the want of a little care about a horse-shoe nail. " So much for industry, my friends,...
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The gleaner; or, Entertainment for the fire-side [compiled by J. Watson].

Gleaner - 1805
...would have a faithful servant, and one that you like, — serve yourself. A little neglect mav breed great mischief; for want of a nail, the shoe was lost...the 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 complete works ... of ... Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - 1806
...serve yourself. A little neglect may breed great mischief; tor want of a nail the shoe was lost, and for want of a shoe the horse was lost, and for want...the rider was lost," being overtaken and slain by the enemy; all for want of a little care about a horse-shoe nail. '111. So much for industry, my friends,...
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The Complete Works in Philosophy, Politics, and Morals, of the ..., Volume 3

Benjamin Franklin - American literature - 1806
...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...the 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...
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Maxims and Directions for Youth, on a Variety of Important and Interesting ...

Rev. John Thornton - Youth - 1811 - 82 pages
...things, and remember " 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, being overtaken and slain by the enemy." 132. Good thoughts are apt to vanish away if they be not speedily embodied in good actions....
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Elegant extracts: a copious selection of passages from the most eminent ...

Elegant extracts - 1812
...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...the 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...
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The Cheap magazine [ed. by G. Miller.] Vol

George Miller - 1813
...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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The Analectic Magazine, to which is Added, an Appendix of Official ..., Volume 2

Washington Irving - 1813
...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 remained in Smolensko two days, which were one continued scene of confusion, plunder,...
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