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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... "
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Life of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - 1846 - 224 pages
...riches to the careful, as well as power to the hold, and heaven to the virtuous." And, farther, " If you would have a faithful servant, and one that you like, serve yourself." And again, headviseth to circumspection and care, even in the smallest matters, hecause sometimes,...
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Gatherings from Spain

Richard Ford - Spain - 1846 - 342 pages
...remember also always to take with you a spare set of shoes, with nails and a hammer—for the want of a nail the shoe was lost; for the want of a shoe the rider was tost. In many parts of Spain, where there are no fine modern roads, you might almost do without...
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The Works of ... Franklin: Consisting of Essays, Humorous, Moral, and ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1846 - 304 pages
...riches to the careful, as well as power to the hold, 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, hecause sometimes...
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The Quarterly Review

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - English literature - 1846
...Smithfield, Mr. Miles considers bad farriery as an important item in indifferent husbandry. ' For the want of a nail, the shoe was lost ; for the want of a shoe, the rider was tost :' and how this is to be prevented is shown in his book, which all good men, married...
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The Spaniards and Their Country

Richard Ford - 1847
...remember also always to take with you a spare set of shoes, with nails and a hammer—for the want of a nail the shoe was lost; for the want of a shoe the rider was lost. In many parts of Spain, where there are no fine modern roads, you might almost do without...
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Half-hours with the best authors, selected by C. Knight, Volume 1

Half hours - 1847
...not, send ; ' and again, ' He that by the plough would thrive, Himself must either hold or drive.' neglect may breed great mischief ; for want of a nail the shoe was lost; for a want of shoe the horse was lost ; and for want of a horse the rider was lost," being...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin

Orville Luther Holley - Inventors - 1848 - 468 pages
...world men 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...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...
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The Western Miscellany, Volume 1

Benjamin Franklin Ells - American literature - 1778 - 384 pages
...saved, not by faith, but by the want of it;" but a man's own care is profitable; for, "if you vroifld have a faithful servant, and one that you like, serve...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 of a horse the rider was lost," being...
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London at table; or, How, when, and where to dine and order a dinner

1851
...us more damage than want of knowledge. Not to overlook workmen is to leave them your purse open. If you would have a faithful servant, and one that you like, serve yourself. If a man knows not how to save as he gets, he may keep his nose all his life to the grindstone, and...
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The Child's own magazine

1875
...1 " " Tell me," cried Katy, who loved stories dearly. So her father repeated — " For the want of a nail, the shoe was lost ; For the want of a shoe, the horse was lost; For the want of a horse, the rider was lost; For the want of a rider, the battle was lost; For...
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