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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? "
The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction - Page 236
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The Complete Short Prose, 1929-1989

Samuel Beckett - Fiction - 1995 - 294 pages
...rudimentary black swan with the bloodbeak and HIQ for the bladderjerk of the little Catalan postman. Oh who can hold a fire in his hand by thinking on the frosty Caucasus. Here oh here oh art thou pale with weariness. I hope yes after a continental third-class insomnia among...
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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 the frosty Caucasus? Or cloy the hungry edge of appetite By bare imagination of a feast? Or wallow naked in December snow...
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Men Viewing Women as Art Objects: Studies in German Literature

Christoph E. Schweitzer - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 103 pages
...nature by refusing Gaunt's "suppose" and "imagine" that banishment is not what it appears to be with "O, who can hold a fire in his hand | By thinking on the frosty Caucasus?" (1.3.294-5). Bolingbroke's desire for the crown is made obvious in Holinshed, where Bolingbroke, "now...
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Late Modernism: Politics, Fiction, and the Arts between the World Wars

Tyrus Miller - Fiction - 1999 - 280 pages
...("dreamDantes," "weariness," "insomnia," "asleep"), the coupling of myth and popular song (Prometheus: "Oh who can hold a fire in his hand by thinking on the frosty Caucasus"), comically recontextualized literary tags ("art thou pale with weariness"), sonic declinations of words...
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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 the frosty Caucasus? Or cloy the hungry edge of appetite By bare imagination of a feast? Or wallow naked in December snow...
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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 frosty Caucasus? Or cloy the hungry edge of appetite, By bare imagination of a feast? Or wallow naked in December snow...
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Richard II

Andrew Worrall, John Seely - Great Britain - 2000 - 247 pages
...gnarling sorrow hath less power to bite The man that mocks at it and sets it light. BOLLINGBROKE 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...
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Renaissance Papers 2000

Philip Rollinson
...nature by refusing Gaunt's "suppose" and "imagine" that banishment is not what it appears to be with "O, who can hold a fire in his hand | By thinking on the frosty Caucasus?" (1.3.294-5). Bolingbroke's desire for the crown is made obvious in Holinshed, where Bolingbroke, "now...
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A Nest of Magpies

Sybil Marshall - Fiction - 1994 - 484 pages
...little less in joy Than hope enjoyed.' 'I can cap that with a contradiction from the same source: 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?' He stopped, and came close again....
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Lectures on Shakespeare

W. H. Auden - Drama - 2002 - 398 pages
...the style of gods And made a push at chance and sufferance. [Much Ado About Nothing, Vi35-38] (28) 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 [Richard II, 1. iii. 294-97] (29)...
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