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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Gentle
 
A gentle hand may lead the elephant with a hair.  Persian Rosary.  1
Gentleness does more than violence.  French.  2
Gently but firmly.  Latin.  3
Gently comes the world to those
That are cast in gentle mould.  Tennyson.
  4
The gentle calf sucks all the cows.  Portuguese.  5
The gentle hawk mans herself.  French.  6
The gentle lamb sucks any ewe as well as its mother;
The surly lamb neither its own nor another.  Spanish.
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The gentle ewe is sucked by every lamb.  Italian.  8
There is no severity like gentleness.  9
 
 
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