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" O ! who can hold a fire in his hand By thinking on the frosty Caucasus? Or cloy the hungry edge of appetite By bare imagination of a feast? Or wallow naked in December snow By thinking on fantastic summer's heat? "
The wisdom and genius of Shakspeare: comprising moral philosophy ... - Page 62
by William Shakespeare - 1838
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Richard II

William Shakespeare, Paul Werstine - Performing Arts - 2011 - 352 pages
...gnarling sorrow hath less power to bite The man that mocks at it and sets it light. 300 BOLINGBROKE O, who can hold a fire in his hand By thinking on...imagination of a feast? Or wallow naked in December snow 305 By thinking on fantastic summer's heat? O no, the apprehension of the good Gives but the greater...
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Shakespeare's Poetic Styles: Verse Into Drama

John Baxter - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 266 pages
...power to bite The man that mocks at it and sets it light. Bol. O, who can hold a fire in his hand 295 By thinking on the frosty Caucasus? Or cloy the hungry...December snow By thinking on fantastic summer's heat? 300 O no, the apprehension of the good Gives but greater feeling to the worse. Fell sorrow's tooth...
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Where There's a Will There's a Way: Or, All I Really Need to Know I Learned ...

Laurie E. Maguire - Self-Help - 2006 - 214 pages
...Shakespearean advice: see things differently and they will become different. But Bolingbroke resists it: "Who can hold a fire in his hand / By thinking on...December snow / By thinking on fantastic summer's heat?" (1.3.294-99). He has a point. (I might add, however, that as an impecunious and hungry graduate student...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Dramatists, English - 2007 - 1280 pages
...gnarling sorrow hath less power to bite The man that mocks at it and sets it light. HENRY BOLINGBROKE. d he start he bites, but lanceth not the sore. JOHN OF GAUNT. Come, come, my son, I'll bring thee on thy way:...
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Liturgy and Literature in the Making of Protestant England

Timothy Rosendale - Literary Criticism - 2007
...rejoinder is a thorough statement of imaginative representation's impotence in the face of hard realities: O, who can hold a fire in his hand By thinking on...Fell Sorrow's tooth doth never rankle more Than when he bites, but lanceth not the sore. (i.iii.294—303) reality, signifier and signified. But rather...
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