Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.
Chords that vibrate sweetest pleasure Thrill the deepest notes of wo. Burns Sweet Sensibility. 1
Susceptible persons are more affected by a change of tone than by unexpected words. George Eliot Adam Bede. Ch. XXVII. 2
Noli me tangere. Do not wish to touch me. Touch me not. John. XX. 17. From the Vulgate. 3
And the heart that is soonest awake to the flowers Is always the first to be touchd by the thorns. Moore O Think Not My Spirits. 4
It seemd as if each thought and look And motion were that minute chaind Fast to the spot such root she took, Andlike a sunflower by a brook, With face upturndso still remaind! Moore Loves of the Angels. First Angels Story. L. 33. 5
To touch the quick. Sophocles Ajax. 786. 6
Too quick a sense of constant infelicity. Jeremy Taylor Sermon. 7 I sit with my toes in a brook. And if any one axes forwhy? I hits them a rap with my crook, For tis sentiment does it, says I. Horace Walpole. See Cunninghams Walpole. 8