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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.
  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 touch’d by the thorns.
        Moore—O Think Not My Spirits.
  4
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.
  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 Cunningham’s Walpole.
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