For Want of a Nail

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 battle was lost.
For want of a battle the kingdom was lost.
And all for the want of a horseshoe nail.


A rhyme for teaching consequences of small things.

Folksonomies: poetry connections consequences

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 Confessio Amantis
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Gower, John (1390), Confessio Amantis, University of Toronto Press, Retrieved on 2014-01-24
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