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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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King Richard the Second

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1981 - 282 pages
...For gnarling sorrow hath less power to bite The man that mocks at it and sets it light. BOLINGBROKE O, who can hold a fire in his hand By thinking on...December snow By thinking on fantastic summer's heat? 300 O no, the apprehension of the good Gives but the greater feeling to the worse. Fell sorrow's tooth...
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Aesthetics and the Literature of Ideas: Essays in Honor of A. Owen Aldridge

François Jost, Melvin J. Friedman - Philosophy - 1990 - 290 pages
...thee. But thou the King — , (1.3.278-80) calling for Bolingbroke's own show of dialectical skills: O, who can hold a fire in his hand By thinking on...By bare imagination of a feast? Or wallow naked in the December snow By thinking on fantastic summer's heat? (1.3.294-99) Shakespeare uses the commonplaces...
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Acts of Hope: Creating Authority in Literature, Law, and Politics

James Boyd White - Law - 1994 - 322 pages
...power to bite The man that mocks at it and sets it light. [I.iii.282-93.]" But Bolingbroke responds: 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.| Here, as we shall see him do in the deposition...
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Four Histories

William Shakespeare - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 865 pages
...For gnarling sorrow hath less power to bite The man that mocks at it and sets it light. BOLINGBROKE O, who can hold a fire in his hand By thinking on...summer's heat? O no, the apprehension of the good 300 Gives but the greater feeling to the worse. Fell sorrow's tooth doth never rankle more Than when...
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Shakespeare as Prompter: The Amending Imagination and the Therapeutic Process

Murray Cox, Alice Theilgaard - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 454 pages
...Bolingbroke, who diminished the power of imagination. Normotic patients show the same tendency (see p.276). 'O, who can hold a fire in his hand By thinking on...December snow By thinking on fantastic summer's heat?' (Richard 7/I.3.294) 'This supernatural soliciting Cannot be ill; cannot be good: If ill, why hath it...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 1263 pages
...power to bite The man that mocks at it and sets it light. HENRY BOLINGBROKE. O, who can hold a tire reconcile them all. [Exeunt. SCENE II. Sandal Castle,...Enter RICHARD, EDWARD, and MONTAGUE. RICHARD. BROTHER, 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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Engendering a Nation: A Feminist Account of Shakespeare's English Histories

Jean E Howard, PH D, Jean Elizabeth Howard, Phyllis Rackin, Professor Department of English Phyllis Rackin, T. L. J. HOWARD - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 248 pages
...effeminate pleasures of the court and the feminine pleasures of the imagination, Bullingbrook replies, O, who can hold a fire in his hand By thinking on...December snow By thinking on fantastic summer's heat? (I.iii.294-9) Bullingbrook's "bare imagination" provides a striking, gendered contrast to the fertility...
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Is Inheritance Legitimate?: Ethical and Economic Aspects of Wealth Transfers

Guido Erreygers, Toon Vandevelde, T. Vandevelde - Business & Economics - 1997 - 235 pages
...what we consume. As Bolingbroke says in Shakespeare's Richard II (Act I. Ill): 0 who can hold afire in his hand By thinking on the frosty Caucasus? Or...wallow naked in December snow By thinking on fantastic summer 's heat? Who indeed? And there are likewise narrow limits on the creation of wealth through...
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William Shakespeare, Richard II

Martin Coyle - Drama - 1999 - 192 pages
...recognises the power to remake the referent in accordance with the signifier as precisely imaginary: O, who can hold a fire in his hand By thinking on...December snow By thinking on fantastic summer's heat? (I.iii.294-9) But if Bolingbroke recognises the differance that Richard has made, or has made evident,...
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A History of the Mind: Evolution and the Birth of Consciousness

Nicholas Humphrey - Medical - 1999 - 238 pages
...that he can always find solace in remembering or thinking about happier days. Bolingbroke replies: O1 who can hold a fire in his hand By thinking on the...in December snow By thinking on fantastic summer's heat?17 O no, he says, a memory or a thought provides no comfort at all when the facts of present stimulation...
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