Jonathan's Arrows

They were shot to give warning, and not to hurt. (1 Sam. xx. 36.)

“If the husband would reprove his wife, it should be in such a mood as if he did chide himself; and his words like Jonathan's arrows, should be shot, not to hurt, but only to give warning.” —Le Fanu: The House in the Churchyard, chap. xcix.

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