E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Nemo Me Impune Lacessit.
No one injures me with impunity. The motto of the Order of the Thistle. It was first used on the coins of James VI. of Scotland (James I. of England). A strange motto for Puritans to adopt (Matt. xviii. 21, 22).