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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 Plays - Page 21
by William Shakespeare - 1824
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Shakespeare's Poetic Styles: Verse Into Drama

John Baxter - Drama - 2005 - 280 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...feast? Or wallow naked in December snow By thinking on fantastic summer's heat? 300 O no, the apprehension of the good Gives but greater feeling to the worse....
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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 - 246 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...Or wallow naked in 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...
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Liturgy and Literature in the Making of Protestant England

Timothy Rosendale - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 18 pages
...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...feast? Or wallow naked in December snow By thinking on fantastic summer's heat? O no, the apprehension of the good Gives but the greater feeling to the worse....
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