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.
For want of a rider the message was lost.
For want of a message the battle was lost.
For want of a battle the kingdom was lost.
And all for the want of a horseshoe nail.
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CatcherAl: "A clever set of lyrics in "For want of a nail" encouraging children to apply logical progression to the consequences of their actions. "For want of a nail" is often used to gently chastise a child whilst explaining the possible events that may follow a thoughtless act.
The History of Obligatory Archery Practise!
The references to horses, riders, kingdoms and battles in "For want of a nail" indicate the English origins of the rhyme. One of the English Kings did not leave anything to chance! In 1363, to ensure the continued safety of the realm, King Edward III commanded the obligatory practice of archery on Sundays and holidays! The earliest known written version of the rhyme is in John Gower's "Confesio Amantis" dated approximately 1390.
"For want of a nail" American usage
Benjamin Franklin included a version of the rhyme in his Poor Richard's Almanack when America and England were on opposite sides.
During World War II, this verse was framed and hung on the wall of the Anglo-American Supply Headquarters in London, England.
Thanks for your post Prair
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butttler: i totally agree ..i heard in creationism lecture that left unattended things just decay and get worse not better...and there is a big scientist word for it ...it is one of the laws of physics...it is proof macro-evolution is impossible...thank YOU Jesus YOu are the Way the Truth and the Life
Isaiah58: this Saturday at 5 pm am going to a neighbourhood potluck supper. They'll have musicians and games there.
prairwarur: Verse of the Day
I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.