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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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Our Young Folks

John Townsend Trowbridge, Lucy Larcom, Gail Hamilton - 1866
...et (hay-weigh) (rat) hl a?. 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. [(Tender) (hand) (dead) si (row) (key) A (net) (tea)le, & (eye) (tea) (st mgs) (ewe) (four) (ewer)...
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The wild garland; or, Curiosities of poetry, selected by I.J. Reeve, Tom 2

Isaac Jack Reeve - 1866
...the vein. HERRERT. FIRMNESS. 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 vulgar natures ; Use them kindly they rebel ; Be as rough as nutmeg-graters, And...
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The Ladies' Repository, Tom 26

1866
...whom these lines will apply: " Tender-banded press n nettle, And it stings you for your pains; 6qaeeze it like a man of mettle, And it soft as silk remains. 'T is just so with some men's natures; Use them kindly, they rebel; Use them rough as nutmeg-graters,...
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The Everyday Book of Natural History: Comprising a Note for Every Day on the ...

James Cundall - 1866 - Liczba stron: 509
...; hence the old verse — " Tender-handed stroke a Nettle, And it stings you for your paius ; Grasp it like a man of mettle, And it soft as silk remains. " Nettles are always found in great profusion about old ruins. As a rule you may pretty accurately...
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Chambers's spelling-book

James Currie (A.M.) - 1866
...EXEECISE CXXVI. THE NETTLE. Tenderly you stroke the nettle, And it stings you for your pains; Grasp it like a man of mettle, And it soft as silk remains. EXEECISE CXXVII. EXAMPLE IS BETTEK THAN PEECEPT. said the young crab, " show me the way, will you ?...
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Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronicle

1867
...utter the nursery rhyme — " 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." In youth, when with tripping step and blitheful heart, you hurried to th« schoolmaster with a bag...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from the English Poets

Henry George Bohn - 1867 - Liczba stron: 715
...air. Gray, Elegy, 14. NETTLE. 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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Speeches, Correspondence, Etc., of the Late Daniel S. Dickinson of ..., Tom 1

Daniel Stevens Dickinson - 1867
...reprehended as it deserves. " Tender-handed touch a nettle, And 'twill sting you for your pains ; Grasp it, like a man of mettle, And it soft as silk remains." The agitation of this sensitive and disturbing element in the political conflicts of the day has not...
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Extracts from English Literature

John Rolfe - 1867 - Liczba stron: 383
...Good. LOCKE. On Education. 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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Stars of the Earth, Or, Wild Flowers of the Months

Leigh Page - 1868 - Liczba stron: 256
...will harm you not : ' If you gently stroke a nettle, Mark, it stings you for your pains ; But seize it like a man of mettle, And it soft as silk remains.' All do not sting like the small nettle (Urtica urens), with green blossoms, or the great nettle ( Urtica...
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