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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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Aids to English Composition: Prepared for Students of All Grades

Richard Green Parker - 1857 - 464 pages
...borne. 304. Gnarling sorrow hath less power to bite The man that mocks at it and sets it light. 305. O who can hold a fire in his hand By thinking on the...By bare imagination of a feast? Or wallow naked in December's snow, By thinking on fantastic summer's heat ? On, no ! the apprehension of the good, Gives...
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Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories, Tragedies, and Poems, Volume 3

William Shakespeare - 1858 - 754 pages
...For gnarling sorrow hath less power to bite The man that mocks at it, and sets it light. Soling. 0 ! who can hold a fire in his hand By thinking on the...? Or wallow naked in December snow By thinking on fantastic summer's heat ? 0 ! no : the apprehension of the good Gives but the greater feeling to the...
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King Richard the Second

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1981 - 292 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...feast, Or wallow naked in December snow By thinking on fantastic summer's heat? 300 O no, the apprehension of the good Gives but the greater feeling to the...
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Aesthetics and the Literature of Ideas: Essays in Honor of A. Owen Aldridge

François Jost, Melvin J. Friedman - Literary Criticism - 1990 - 300 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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Four Histories

William Shakespeare - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 884 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...feast, Or wallow naked in December snow By thinking on fantastic summer's heat? O no, the apprehension of the good 300 Gives but the greater feeling to the...
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Acts of Hope: Creating Authority in Literature, Law, and Politics

James Boyd White - Family & Relationships - 1994 - 348 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...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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Shakespeare as Prompter: The Amending Imagination and the Therapeutic Process

Murray Cox, Alice Theilgaard - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 482 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...feast? Or wallow naked in December snow By thinking on fantastic summer's heat?' (Richard 7/I.3.294) 'This supernatural soliciting Cannot be ill; cannot be...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1996 - 1290 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, fantastic summer's heat? O, no! the apprehension of the good Gives but the greater feeling to the worse:...
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Engendering a Nation: A Feminist Account of Shakespeare's English Histories

Jean Elizabeth Howard, Phyllis Rackin - Electronic books - 1997 - 276 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...feast? Or wallow naked in December snow By thinking on fantastic summer's heat? (I.iii.294-9) Bullingbrook's "bare imagination" provides a striking, gendered...
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Is Inheritance Legitimate?: Ethical and Economic Aspects of Wealth Transfers

Guido Erreygers, Toon Vandevelde - Business & Economics - 1997 - 256 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...feast? 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...
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