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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
Sensibility; Sentiment
Chords that vibrate sweetest pleasure
Thrill the deepest notes of wo.
        BurnsSweet Sensibility.
  Susceptible persons are more affected by a change of tone than by unexpected words.
        George Eliot—Adam 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 touch’d by the thorns.
        Moore—O Think Not My Spirits.
It seem’d as if each thought and look
  And motion were that minute chain’d
Fast to the spot such root she took,
And—like a sunflower by a brook,
  With face upturn’d—so still remain’d!
        Moore—Loves of the Angels. First Angel’s Story. L. 33.
To touch the quick.
        Sophocles—Ajax. 786.
Too quick a sense of constant infelicity.
        Jeremy Taylor—Sermon.
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 Cunningham’s Walpole.

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