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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... "
Handbuch der englischen sprache und literature - Page 369
by H. Nolte - 1823
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Preceptive, Moral, and Sentimental Pieces: On the Duties of the Young, Issue 10

Chapbooks - 1796 - 20 pages
...by'tlSjJ tvantofit:" but a man's own care is profitable; for, I THI WAY TO WEALTH. 5 ..»'.M"4» " If you would have a faithful servant, and one that you like,...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...
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Poor Richard; or, The way to wealth

Benjamin Franklin - 1820 - 288 pages
...for, ' In the afiair* of thi« world, men are saved, not by faith, but by the want of it ;' ' If you would have a faithful servant, and one that you like,...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...
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Benjamin Franklin - American literature - 1804 - 59 pages
...riches to' the careful, as well as power to the bold, and heaven to the virtuous. And further, "Jf you would have a faithful servant and one that you like, serve yourself." And again he adviseth to circumspection and care, even in th smallest matters, because "sometimes a...
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The gleaner; or, Entertainment for the fire-side [compiled by J. Watson].

Gleaner - 1805
...are saved, not by faith, but by the want of it ;" but a man's own care is profitable ; for, " If you 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 ; for want of a shoe, the horse was...
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The Complete Works in Philosophy, Politics, and Morals, of the ..., Volume 3

Benjamin Franklin - American literature - 1806
...are saved, not by faith, but by the want of it ;" but a man's own, care is profitable ; for, " if you would have a faithful servant, and one that you like,...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...
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The complete works ... of ... Benjamin Franklin, Volume 3

Benjamin Franklin - 1806
...are saved, not by faith, but by the want of it;" but a man's own care is profitable; for, " if you would have a faithful servant, and one that you like,...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 of a...
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Maxims and Directions for Youth, on a Variety of Important and Interesting ...

Rev. John Thornton - Ethics - 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. 133. Travellers...
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Elegant extracts: a copious selection of passages from the most ..., Volume 6

Elegant extracts - 1812
...are saved, not by faith, but by the want of it :" but a man's own care is profitable ; for, " If you would have a faithful servant, and one that you like,—...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...
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Lionel and Clarissa, by I. Bickerstaff. The toy shop; the king and the ...

James Plumptre - English drama - 1812
...profitable; for, " If you would " have a faithful servant, and one you like, — serve your" self." " 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,"...
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The literary miscellany: or, Selections and extracts, classical ..., Volume 9

1812
...riches to the careful, as well as power to the bold, and heaven to the virtuous." And further, "If you would have a faithful servant, and one that you like, serve yourself." And again, he adviseth to circumspection and care, even in the smallest matters, because "sometimesa...
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