Quotation by Shakespeare

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.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Bolingbroke, in Richard II, act 1, sc. 3, l. 294-301.

Rejecting his father's attempt to console him in his banishment; "fantastic" means imagined.
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