|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|Chords that vibrate sweetest pleasure|
Thrill the deepest notes of wo.
| Susceptible persons are more affected by a change of tone than by unexpected words.|
George EliotAdam Bede. Ch. XXVII.
|Noli me tangere.|
Do not wish to touch me. Touch me not.
John. XX. 17. From the Vulgate.
|And the heart that is soonest awake to the flowers|
Is always the first to be touchd by the thorns.
MooreO Think Not My Spirits.
|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!
MooreLoves of the Angels. First Angels Story. L. 33.
|To touch the quick.|
|Too quick a sense of constant infelicity.|
|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.