The touch of the wind in our faces was tonic, and we could almost persuade ourselves that there was fragrance in the occasional whiffs of gasoline.
The caressing touch and accompanying question are a little against the last supposition, which after all seems to me the likeliest.
Almost the only touch which shows consciousness of a suspicion that romantic literature existed, is a reference to the rival translations of Burger's Lenore in 1797.
Antaeus-like, he had now reached the ground, and the touch of the ground to him, as to all giants, was inspiration.
The last touch to this tragedy was the sordid tinge of poverty.
A touch of good-natured combativeness, a fondness for brisk argument, a readiness to try a friendly bout with any comer, on any ground, is a decided advantage in a talker.
I could scarcely control myself as I knelt at the altar rails, and felt as though the gentle touch of the aged Bishop, which fluttered for an instant on my bowed head, were the very touch of the wing of that "Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove", whose presence had been so earnestly invoked.
His tone comforted, his touch was a comfort.
Not the least touching is Luigi's own threnody, which starts upon this note:-- Idol mio, che la tua leggiadra spoglia Mi lasciasti anzi tempo.
The human touch you have given my characters, or helped me to give them, is the essential element in my improvement.
CHAPTER XVIII VICTORY Not that he recognized it as such but the touch was a pleasure and the quiet voice passed into his mind with a mild and soothing influence that made the wide freedom of the mountain-desert seem a worthless thing.
Indeed, that touch of angry passion in her was the flower of Hermes to Red Jim, keeping him from complete infatuation when she sang to him, playing her own lightly-touched accompaniment at the piano.
Then from the group of the preachers arose the greatest among them,-- He whose days were given in youth to the praise of the Saviour,-- He whose lips seemed touched like the prophet's of old from the altar, So that his words were flame, and burned to the hearts of his hearers, Quickening the dead among them, reviving the cold and the doubting.
Yet but the lightest touch is a source of pain to the sick man.
He is a high finisher in poetry, whose every work must bear inspection, whose slightest touch is precious--not a coarse dauber who is contented to impose on public wonder and credulity by some huge, ill-executed design, or who endeavours to wear out patience and opposition together by a load of lumbering, feeble, awkward, improgressive lines--on the contrary, Mr. Campbell labours to lend every grace of execution to his subject, while he borrows his ardour and inspiration from it, and to deserve the laurels he has earned, by true genius and by true pains.
I felt that his very touch was pollution; I immediately left the play, tore off my glove, and threw it in the fire."
It is a delicate task, but the Brahmin's touch is light.
The touch of Nature which makes the whole world kin is infirmity.
This one little touch is a masterpiece of craftsmanship.
Again, while increasing age seemed to impose no limitations on Shakespeare's genius, his touch being as delicate in The Tempest as in his first plays, Milton's style, on the other hand, grew frigid and devoid of imagery toward the end of his life.
Again her father took her home, since all despaired of her recovery, her nervous system being utterly shattered, and her pains incessant by day and by night; the least touch was a torment.
To console ourselves in our separation we had made out of the BLUE WEEKLY and our young Tory movement preposterously enormous things-as though those poor fertilising touches at the soil were indeed the germinating seeds of the millennium, as though a million lives such as ours had not to contribute before the beginning of the beginning.
Touch is a sensation of contact referred to the surface of the body.
Her light touch on his arm was the very shackle of fate.
"The ear of a child is less trained, except in the case of a musical education; but the touch is a delicate sense given in exquisite degree to a girl, and her training comes in to its aid.
He forced his hand down to his gun, and the touch of cold steel was another icy shock.
"She fashions the clay to her ideal--every little touch of her fingers in the clay is a thought; she thinks in clay.
This touch of deportment, (or management, perhaps, is the better word,) being characteristic of the man, it deserves to be mentioned a little in detail.
So far as my sensations went, there were no coverings at all, neither skull nor skin upon the intolerable throbbing of my head, which had been exposed to the curiosity of the crowd, and every touch was agony; but my cry brought no guardian, nor any defence or soothing.
We give our honest endeavors, but the deciding touch is the hand of Fate."