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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... "
The Moral Instructor, and Guide to Virtue: Being a Compendium of Moral ... - Page 196
by Jesse Torrey - 1830 - 300 pages
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Preceptive, Moral, and Sentimental Pieces: On the Duties of the Young, Issue 10

Chapbooks - 1796 - 20 pages
...WEALTH. 5 ..'.M"4 " If you would have a faithful servant, and one that you like, — serve yourself. A little neglect may breed great mischief; for want...for want of a little care about a horse-shoe nail. Ill, * So much for industry, my friends, and attention to one's own business; but to these we must...
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Poor Richard; or, The way to wealth

Benjamin Franklin - 1820 - 288 pages
...by the want of it ;' ' If you would have a faithful servant, and one that you like, serve yourself. A little neglect may breed great mischief; for want...;' 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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Benjamin Franklin - American literature - 1804 - 59 pages
...may breed great 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
...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...for want of a little care about a horse-shoe nail. III. ' So much for industry, my friends,' and attention to one's own business, but to these we must...
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The complete works ... of ... Benjamin Franklin, Volume 3

Benjamin Franklin - 1806
...had but little desire to use; and the 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
...is profitable ; for, " if 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, 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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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin ...

Benjamin Franklin - United States - 1809
...violence, acts of parliament ; acts of parliament, a revolt. " A little neglect," says 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 was lost ; being overtaken and slain by the...
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Maxims and Directions for Youth, on a Variety of Important and Interesting ...

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

Elegant extracts - 1812
...profitable ; for, " If you would have a faithful servant, and one that you like,— serve yourself. A little neglect may breed great mischief; for- want...for want of a little care about a horse-shoe nail. III. ' So much for industry, my friends, and attention to one's own business ; but to these we must...
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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...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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