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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 horseshoe... "
The Lives of the Most Eminent British Painters, Sculptors, and Architects - Page 117
by Allan Cunningham - 1833
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Preceptive, Moral, and Sentimental Pieces: On the Duties of the Young, Issue 10

1796 - 20 pages
...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 nail. Ill, * So much for industry, my friends, and attention to one's...
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Poor Richard; or, The way to wealth

Benjamin Franklin - 1820 - 288 pages
...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 the want of a little care about a horse-shoe nail. " So much for industry, my friends, and attention...
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Select Pieces

Benjamin Franklin - 1804 - 59 pages
...mischief;" adding, "For want of nail the shoe was lost ; for want of a shoe the hors was lost ; and for want of a horse the rider was lost being overtaken and slain by the enemy, all for wan of care about a hors<:•shoe nail. So much f< industry, my friends, and attention to one's o...
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The gleaner; or, Entertainment for the fire-side [compiled by J. Watson].

Gleaner - 1805
...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 nail. III. ' So much for industry, my friends,' and attention to one's...
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The complete works ... of ... Benjamin Franklin, Volume 3

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...overtaken and slain by the enemy; all for want of a little care about a horse-shoe nail. BV * Lord Hilsborough.—This nobleman, already first lord of...
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The Complete Works in Philosophy, Politics, and Morals, of the ..., Volume 3

Benjamin Franklin - 1806
...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 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, and attention to ones...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1809
...peer Richard, ' may breed great mischief: for want of a nail the shoe was lost ; for want of a slsoe the horse was lost ; for want of a horse the rider...overtaken and slain by the enemy; all for want of a little care absut a horse-shoe nail. " z Lord Hillsborough.— This nobleman, before this time first...
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Maxims and Directions for Youth, on a Variety of Important and Interesting ...

Rev. John Thornton - 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, being overtaken and slain by the enemy." 132. Good thoughts are apt to vanish away if they be not speedily embodied in good actions. 133. Travellers...
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Elegant extracts: a copious selection of passages from the most ..., Volume 6

Elegant extracts - 1812
...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 nail. III. ' So much for industry, my friends, and attention to one's...
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Lionel and Clarissa, by I. Bickerstaff. The toy shop; the king and the ...

James Plumptre - 1812
...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 hy the enemy ; all for want of a little care about a horseshoe-nail. III. So much for industry, my...
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