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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
1842
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The Seven Mountain-Travel Books

H. W. Tilman - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 896 pages
...zero, he found it a vicarious source of heat and thus supplied the answer to Bolingbroke's question: O, who can hold a fire in his hand, By thinking on the frosty Caucasus? Or wallow naked in December snow. By thinking on fantastic summer's heat? Camp II was occupied on 18...
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Pursuing Shakespeare's Dramaturgy: Some Contexts, Resources, and Strategies ...

John C. Meagher - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 489 pages
...rather than in essential character: in 1.3 it is Bolingbroke who poeticizes pitably about his exile ("Oh who can hold a fire in his hand / By thinking on the frostie Caucasus?" etc.), and in 2.1 it is Richard who abruptly undercuts Gaunt's wordworking with...
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The French Fetish from Chaucer to Shakespeare

Deanne Williams - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 283 pages
...punitive exile, at the suggestion of his father, into a version of the Grand Tour, Bolingbroke scoffs, "O, who can hold a fire in his hand / By thinking on the frosty Caucasus" (1.3.294-5). The answer to Bolingbroke's question is, of course. King Richard himself, whose richly...
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細說莎士比亞論文集: a collection of essays

彭鏡禧 - English drama - 2004 - 470 pages
...去扎近人的炎夏已來臨? 唉, 這可走不行, 越想得美好, 越是琅人感覺到眼前的痛苦。 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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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 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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English Rhetoric

Xiuguo Zhang - English language - 2005 - 268 pages
...found him, and those who seek him with all their heart because they have not found him. (Pascal) 23.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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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 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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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 the frosty Caucasus? / Or cloy the hungry edge of appetite / By bare imagination of a feast? / Or wallow naked in December...
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Liturgy and Literature in the Making of Protestant England

Timothy Rosendale - Literary Criticism - 2007
...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 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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Text/events in Early Modern England: Poetics of History

Sandra Logan - History - 2007 - 360 pages
...expressing "the abundant dolour of the heart" he feels at this separation from his father (1.3.256). "Oh, who can hold a fire in his hand / By thinking on the frosty Caucasus?" he asks (1.3.293-5), rejecting the capacity of the imagination to dispel the pain of parting and extended...
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