Susceptible persons are more affected by a change of tone than by unexpected words.
George Eliot, Adam Bede, Chapter XXVII.
Chords that vibrate sweetest pleasure Thrill the deepest notes of wo.Robert Burns
Noli me tangere.
And the heart that is soonest awake to the flowers Is always the first to be touch'd by the thorns.thomas moore
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!thomas moore