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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:903
AUTHOR:William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
QUOTATION: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?
O, no! the apprehension of the good
Gives but the greater feeling to the worse.
ATTRIBUTION:King Richard II. Act i. Sc. 3.  [text]
WORKS:William Shakespeare Collection.
 

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