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.'
The cunning man steals a horse, the wise man lets him alone.
Three things are men most likely to be cheated in, a horse, a wig, and a wife
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, Forwant of a rider the battle was lost, For want of a battle the kingdom was lost, And all for the want of a horse.
He was so learned that he could name a horse in nine languages so ignorant that he bought a cow to ride on.
There is much money given to be laught at, though the purchasers don't know it witness A's fine horse, and B's fine house
For the want of a nail, the shoe was lose for the want of a shoe the horse was lose and for the want of a horse the rider was lost, being overtaken and slain by the enemy, all for the want of care about a horseshoe nail.
Timothy was so learned he could name a horse in 9 languages, and bought a cow to ride on.
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