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Eliza Cook's journal - Page 128
by Eliza Cook
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The complete works ... of ... Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - 1806
...monopoly we so long , " 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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The Complete Works in Philosophy, Politics, and Morals, of the ..., Volume 3

Benjamin Franklin - American literature - 1806
...-monopoly we so long " A littlc neglect," nays poor Richard, " may breed great mischief: for waul of a nail the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lust j for want of ahorse the rider was lost; being overtaken and slain bf Uie enemy , all for want...
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Maxims and Directions for Youth, on a Variety of Important and Interesting ...

Rev. John Thornton - Youth - 1811 - 82 pages
...the good metal on which it grows. 131. Be diligent in little 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...
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The Analectic Magazine, to which is Added, an Appendix of Official ..., Volume 2

Washington Irving - 1813
...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 ...: Comprising Original Reviews, Biography ...

Washington Irving - Literary Criticism - 1813
...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 - Russia - 1813 - 316 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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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56

Literary Criticism - 1844
...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, William Temple Franklin - Biography & Autobiography - 1818 - 449 pages
...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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Plain Directions on Domestic Economy: Showing Particularly what are the ...

Cookery - 1821 - 16 pages
...servant, end 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 the horse wag lost ; and for want of a horse the rider was lost ;' being overtaken »nd slain by the enemy ;...
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The Cottager's monthly visitor

Music - 1822
...a horse's shoe at the proper time, may afford a seasonable hint on the same subject. " 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...
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