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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 Gaelic Etymology of the Languages of Western Europe: And More Especially ...

Charles Mackay - 1877 - Liczba stron: 604
...METTLESOME. — Courageous. 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. JOHNSON. A metaphor from the metal of a blade upon the temper of which the power of a weapon depends....
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Carleton's Hand-book of Popular Quotations: A Book of Ready Reference for ...

G.W. Carleton & Co - 1878 - Liczba stron: 340
...— THOMAS FULLER. 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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The Sydney Once a Week Magazine

1878
...the advice of Aaron Hill:— " Tender handed atroke a nettle, And it gtingfl you for pains ; Graap it like a man of mettle, And it soft as silk remains. " Tii the >ame with common natures : Use 'em kindly, they rebel. But be rough as nutmeg graters, And...
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The Speaker's Garland: Comprising 100 Choice Selections ...

Phineas Garrett - 1878
...is both proper and common." 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. Thus it is with vulgar natures, Use them kindly they rebel; But be rough as nutmeg graters, And the...
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The Little gleaner, Tomy 3-4

1881
...for smaller animals, like dogs, to avoid. The familiar advice in handling the nettle — ''' Grasp it like a man of mettle, And it soft as silk remains," is not applicable to this treacherous plant. To apply the precept would be to add to the pain, with...
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An Empire of Information: Uniting Four Regions of Thought ...

John McGovern - 1880 - Liczba stron: 700
...man of no mean abilities: 1. Tender-handed stroke a nettle, And it stings you for vour pains ; Grasp it like a man of mettle, And it soft as silk remains. 2. 'T is the same with common natures: Use 'em kindly, they rebel; But be rough as nutmeg-graters,...
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The Reformed Church review

Reformed episcopal Church of England
...application of the moral : — " Gently touch the leaves of nettle, And it stings you for your pains ; Grasp it like a man of mettle, And it soft as silk remains." Rock. The following is the result of a recent inquiry into the numbers who attend divine worship at...
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The handbook of specimens of English literature, selected by J. Angus

Joseph Angus - 1880
...America. Aaron mnt 1685-1750. 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. Tie the same with common natures, Use them kindly they rebel ; But be rough as nutmeg graters, And...
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Proceedings of the ... Annual Meeting of the Fire Underwriters ..., Wydanie 12

Fire Underwriters' Association of the Northwest - 1881
...pass through in safety. ' ' Tender handed stroke the uettle, And it stings you for your pains; Grasp it like a man of mettle, And it soft as silk remains." " The law of the harvest is to reap more than we sow." and it is for the purpose of learning how to...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from the English Poets

Henry George Bohn - 1881 - Liczba stron: 715
...air. Gray, Elegy, 14. SETTLE. 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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