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" Tender-handed stroke a nettle, And it stings you for your pains ; Grasp it like a man of mettle, And it soft as silk remains. "
Records of Patriotism and Love of Country - Page 215
by William Bailey - 1826 - 216 pages
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Transactions of the Cambridge Philosophical Society

Cambridge Philosophical Society - Science - 1871
...equal of the ratio of Ay-i and 50-i . On looking at the proof of this theorem we find Tender-handed stroke a nettle, And it stings you for your pains;...like a man of mettle, And it soft as silk remains. If there be in mathematics a nettle danger out of which has been plucked the flower safety, it is speculation...
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The Bulwark, Or, Reformation Journal: In Defence of the True ..., Volume 20

Protestantism - 1871
...spoken of in honied phrases, or its condemnation uttered with rose-watered lips. " Tender-handed touch a nettle, And it stings you for your pains, Grasp it like a man of metal, And it soft as silk remains." " So it is with Roman teaching : Give it favour, and you're caught;...
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A commonplace book of epigrams analytically arranged

Charles Stokes Carey - 1872
...his chest, Iron was his door, His hand was iron, His heart was more. VULGAR NATURES. TENDER-HANDED stroke a nettle, And it stings you for your pains...mettle, And it soft as silk remains. 'Tis the same with vulgar natures, Use them kindly, they rebel ; But be rough as nutmeg graters, And the rogues obey you...
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The Indian Criminal Codes

India, Fendall Currie - Criminal law - 1872 - 789 pages
...understood and appreciated by the natives themselves. In the words of the poet " Tender handed touch a nettle, And it stings you for your pains : Grasp...like a man of mettle, And it soft as silk remains. So it is with common natures Use them kindly they rebel : But be rough as nutmeg graters, And they...
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Proverbial folk-lore, by the author of Songs of solace

Proverbial folk-lore - 1874
...Aaron Hill's famous lines on the Nettle well explain this. Tender handed touch a nettle, It will sting you for your pains ; Grasp it like a man of mettle,...remains ! Tis the same with common natures, Use them gently they rebel ; Be as rough as nutmeg graters And the rogues will serve you well ! Finally...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1874 - 778 pages
...and sound your trust is, Fear is affront, and jealousy injustice.1 Epilogue to Zara. Tender-handed stroke a nettle, And it stings you for your pains...like a man of mettle, And it soft as silk remains. Verses written on a Window in Scotland. 'T is the same with common natures : Use 'em kindly, they rebel...
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Ruling the roast

Emma Carolina Wood (lady.) - 1874
..." I will do my best to be a good wife to you, only you must wait till papa gets well." CHAPTER X. " Tender handed stroke a nettle, And it stings you for your pains." DOCTOR LEITH pondered over the attack on him. He reproached himself needlessly for want of care of...
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Proverbial folk-lore

Alan Benjamin Cheales - 1875
...Aaron Hill's famous lines on the Nettle well explain this. Tender handed touch a nettle, It will sting you for your pains ; Grasp it like a man of mettle,...remains ! 'Tis the same with common natures, Use them gently they rebel : Be as rough as nutmeg graters And the rogues will serve you well. Aaron...
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Familiar quotations ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1875 - 864 pages
...and sound your trust is, Fear is affront, and jealousy injustice.1 Epilogue to Zara. Tender-handed stroke a nettle, And it stings you for your pains...like a man of mettle, And it soft as silk remains. Verses written on a Window in Scotland. 'T is the same with common natures : Use 'em kindly, they rebel...
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Sketches of Some Distinguished Anglo-Indians: With an Account of Anglo ...

William Ferguson Beatson Laurie - Anglo-Indians - 1875 - 420 pages
...down by the poet ; ' Tender-handed stroke the nettle, And it stings you for your pains ; Orasp it like a man of mettle, And it soft as silk remains. "Tis the same with grovelling natures : Use them Icindly, they rebel ; But be rough as nutmeg-graters, And the rogues...
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