Anger

Athenodorus, the Stoic, told Augustus the best way to restrain unruly anger was to repeat the alphabet before giving way to it. ( See Danger.)

The sacred line he did but once repeat,
And laid the storm, and cooled the raging heat.

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Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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