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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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Comedy of errors. Macbeth. King John. King Richard II. King Henry IV., part I

William Shakespeare - 1811
...For gnarling sorrow hath less power to bite The man that mocks at it, and sets it light. Boling. 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...
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Letters of Anna Seward: Written Between the Years 1784 and 1807, Volume 5

Anna Seward - Authors, English - 1811 - 432 pages
...left England. To be sure Shakespeare's exclamation questions the power of such sort of comfort : " OI who can hold a fire in his hand By thinking on the frosty Caucasus ! " but then a Sirocco wind on the banks of the Tagus and actual cautery are two things. Adieu ! LETTER...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, pr. from the text of the ..., Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1811
...For gnarlingt sorrow hath less power to bite The man that mocks at it, and sets it light. Baling. O, who can hold a fire in his hand. By thinking on the frosty Cancasus ? Or cloy the hungry edge of appetite, By bare imagination of a feast ? Or wallow naked in...
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An account of the empire of Marocco, and the district of Suse

James Grey Jackson - 1811
...back-ground, seem to cool the parched and weary traveller reposing in the plains ; for although none " Can hold a fire in his hand, " By thinking on the frosty Caucasus ;" SHAKSPEARB. yet, in the sultry season, the traveller, by viewing these mountains, experiences an...
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The Works of William Shakespeare: In Nine Volumes, Volume 4

William Shakespeare - 1810
...For gnarling sorrow hath less power to bite The man that mocks at it, and sets it lightJ Baling. 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's...
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Aphorisms from Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, Capel Lofft - 1812 - 456 pages
...and Justice strike, Lament we may, but not avenge the dead. 376- IMAGINATION — WHERE INEFFECTUAL. Who can hold a Fire in his hand By thinking on the frozen Caucasus ; Or bate the fang of stern December's snow By thinking of fantastic Summer's beat...
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Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind

Dugald Stewart - Psychology - 1813 - 509 pages
...former of these phrases, and the words imagination and apprehension as synonymous with each other. -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's...
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The dramatic works of William Shakspeare, Volume 3

William Shakespeare - 1813
...For gnarling sorrow hath less power to bite The man that mocks at it, and sets it light. Bolini*. 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 I Or wallow naked in December...
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The Poems of Robert Fergusson: in Two Parts. To which is Prefixed ..., Volume 1

Robert Fergusson - Scotland - 1815 - 331 pages
...Then happiness at length should reign, And golden age begin again. ON THE COLD MONTH OF APRIL, Oh ! 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's...
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Elegant extracts in poetry, Volume 2

Elegant extracts - 1816
...to bite The man that mocks at it, and sets it light. Thoughts ineffectual to moderate Affliction. 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...
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