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What force and strength cannot get through
I with a gentle touch can do;
And many in the streets would stand,
Were I not, as friend, at hand.

An old-classic From The Book of Riddle - Portland: Bailey & Noyes.

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It is a:

Key.

What force and strength cannot get through I with a gentle touch can do;

Opens doors.

And many in the streets would stand, Were I not, as a friend, at hand.

No one could get into their houses without a key (without brute force) if keys were not a friend literally at hand.

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  • $\begingroup$ That was quick... nice one @Duck $\endgroup$
    – Beveloper
    Jun 21, 2019 at 18:22
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, seems like all of the puzzles you post I've heard somewhere. $\endgroup$
    – Duck
    Jun 21, 2019 at 18:23
  • $\begingroup$ It seems so obviously :D I got another posted tho $\endgroup$
    – Beveloper
    Jun 21, 2019 at 18:30

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