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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. "
Cambrian Quarterly Magazine and Celtic Repertory - Strona 52
1832
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - 1822
...bespotted puts on error's face. 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. Tis the same with common natures, Use them kindly, they rebel; But be rough as nutmeg-graters, And...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1826
...is a pain." — J. BOSWELL. 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. 'Tis the same with common natures : Use them kindly, they rebel ; But, be rough" as nutmeg-graters,...
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Records of Patriotism and Love of Country

William Bailey - 1826 - Liczba stron: 216
...chorus has invariably been — ' 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. 'Tis the same with common natures, Use them kindly, they rebel ; But be rough as nutmeg graters, And...
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British Farmer's Magazine, Wydanie 66

1874
...this old adage will apply : Tender handed stroke a nettle, And it stings yon for your pains ; Grasp it like a man of mettle, And it soft as silk remains. "Pis the case with common natures, Treat them kindly, they rebel ; But he rough as nutmeg-graters,...
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The London Encyclopaedia: Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art ..., Tom 10

Thomas Curtis - 1829
...disturb them. Decay of Piety. Tender handed touch a nettle, And it stings yol for your pains, Grasp il like a man of mettle, And it soft as silk remains. So it i . with common natures, Treat them gently, they rebel, GRATE, ni Ital. grata , Lat. cratet. A partition...
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Church-yard gleanings and epigrammatic scraps, a collection of epitaphs and ...

William Pulleyn - 1829
...root's above ground.'A SIMILE. 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. Tis the same with common natures,Use 'em kindly, they rebel ; But, be rough as nutmeg-graters, And...
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The New sporting magazine, Tom 25

1853
...— the deus ex ,nachind" " If you gently touch a nettle, It will sting yon for your pains : Grasp it like a man of mettle, And it soft as silk remains." If you will take the trouble to imagine all the rain which fell since Michaelmas, '52, discharged in...
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Blackbeard: A Page from the Colonial History of Philadelphia, Tom 2

1835
...topers to bed. CHAPTER XL " Tender-handed touch a nettle, And it stings you for your pains ; Grasp it like a man of mettle, And it soft as silk remains. So it is with common natures : Treat them gently they rebel ; But be rough as nutmeg-graters, And the rogues obey...
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The Case of Mr. Salomons, Alderman Elect of the Ward of Aldgate. Letters of ...

Britannicus (pseud.) - 1836 - Liczba stron: 20
...the well-known epigram — " Tender handed touch a nettle, And it stings you for your pains ; Squeeze it, like a man of mettle, And it soft as silk remains." If Mr. Salomons and his friends had met this threatened attack,' in the case of his shrievalty, without...
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British Farmer's Magazine, Tom 1

1837
...recollect Swift's doggerels :— " Tender-handed press a nettle, And it stings you for your pains ; Grasp it like a man of mettle, And it soft as silk remains." Mr. Sanders, a Liverpool corn merchant, recommended the lowering of the pivot price of wheat 10s. per...
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