He that handles a nettle tenderly is soonest stung. — E. If you gently touch a nettle. It will sting you for your pains ; Grasp it like a man of mettle, . It as soft as silk remains.
Now I am in the public house and lean upon the wall,
So come in rags or come in silk,
in cloak or country shawl,
And come with learned lovers or with what men you may
For I can put the whole lot down,
and all I have to say
Is fol de rol de rolly O.
[William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), Irish