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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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Proverbial folk-lore, by the author of Songs of solace

Proverbial folk-lore - 1874
...the Nettle well explain this. Tender handed touch a nettle, It will sting 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 gently — they rebel ; Be as rough as nutmeg graters...
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Gleanings for the Curious from the Harvest Fields of Literature: A Melange ...

Charles Carroll Bombaugh - 1874 - Liczba stron: 864
...may be thus completed :— Tender-handed stroke a nettle, And it stings you Tor yonr 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 Epigrammatists: A Selection from the Epigrammatic Literature of Ancient ...

Henry Philip Dodd - 1875 - Liczba stron: 695
...thought THE NETTLE'S LESSON. 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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Proverbial Folk-lore

Alan Benjamin Cheales - 1875 - Liczba stron: 173
...the Nettle well explain this. Tender handed touch a nettle, It will sting 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 gently — they rebel : Be as rough as nutmeg graters...
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Sketches of Some Distinguished Anglo-Indians: With an Account of ..., Tom 1

William Ferguson Beatson Laurie - 1875 - Liczba stron: 420
...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,...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace Their Sources, Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1875 - Liczba stron: 864
...injustice.1 Epilogue to Zara. 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. Verses written on a Window in Scotland. 'T is the same with common natures : Use 'em kindly, they rebel...
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GLEANINGS FOR THE CURIOUS FROM THE HARVEST-FIELDS OF LITERATURE

1875
...may be thus completed : — Tender-handed stroke a nettle, And it stings you for your pains j 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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A New Centennial History of the State of Kansas: Being a Full and ..., Tom 1

Charles Richard Tuttle - 1876 - Liczba stron: 708
...end worthy of pursuit : "Tenderly, you touch a nettle, And it stings you for your pains. But grasp it, like a man of mettle. And it soft as silk remains." These men had grasped their nettle in the same spirit as that which had erstwhiles animated the citizens...
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Bannú, Or, Our Afghan Frontier

Septimus Smet Thorburn - 1876 - Liczba stron: 480
...nettle, also the verse : " 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." 53. Ask for your head from God ; there are plenty of turbans, O Hami'd ! That is, if a man's life is...
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The birthday book of flower and song

1877 - Liczba stron: 128
...finger. J\<igm-e. January 5th. TENDER-HEARTED, stroke a nettle, And it stings you for your pains ; Grasp it like a man of mettle, And it soft as silk remains. Aar,»i inn. COME not, when I am dead, To drop thy foolish tears upon my grave, To trample round my...
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