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" A man so various, that he seemed to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome: Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong, Was everything by starts, and nothing long, But, in the course of one revolving moon, Was chemist, fiddler, statesman, and buffoon, Then... "
Classical and Foreign Quotations: A Polyglot Manual of Historical and ... - Page 108
edited by - 1904 - 412 pages
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The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year, Volume 111

Edmund Burke - History - 1870
...and which, in fact, reminds us of nothing so much as Dryden's famous description of Achitophel,— " A man so various that he seemed to be, Not one, but all mankind's epitome." So is it with Robert Browning's poem. It seems to contain every thing — the buried wisdom...
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The Spectator, with Illustrative Notes: To which are Prefixed, the ..., Volume 3

1794
...to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome. Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong ; Was ev'ry thing by starts, and nothing long ; But, in the course of one revolving moon, Was chemist, fiddler, statesman, and buffoon : Then all for women, painting, rhiming, drinking : Besides...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden,: Now ..., Volume 3

John Dryden - 1800
...to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome. Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong ; Was every thing by starts, and nothing long ; But, in the course of one revolving moon, Was chemist, fiddler, statesman, and buffoon : Then all for women, painting, rhyming, drinking, Besides...
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Poetical Works

John Dryden - 1808
...to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome ; Still' in opinions, always in the wrong; Was every thing by starts, and nothing long; But, in the course of one revolving moon, Was chemist, tiddler, statesman, and butfoon : Then nil for women, painting, rhyming, drinking, Besides...
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A Catalogue of the Royal and Noble Authors of England, Scotland, and Ireland ...

Horace Walpole - English literature - 1806
...to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome. Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong, He 's every thing by starts, and nothing long: But in the course of one revolving moon, Waschymist, fidler, statesman, and buffoon. In squand'ring wealth was his peculiar art, Nothing went...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes ..., Volume 9

John Dryden - English literature - 1808
...score. Some of their chiefs were princes of the land : In the first rank of these did Zimri J stand ; A man so various, that he seemed to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome ; Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong, Was every thing by starts, and nothing long ; But,...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected ...

John Dryden, Walter Scott - English literature - 1808
...amongst Uie Uilse was lost. Absalam Senior. Note XVIII. In the first rank of these did Zimri stand ; A man so various, that he seemed to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome. — P. 233. This inimitable description refers, as is well known, to the famous George Villiers,...
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The British Essayists, Volume 9

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1808
...seem'd to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome. Stiff in opinion, always in the wrong, Was every thing by starts, and nothing long ! But in the course of one revolving moon, Wasrhymist, fiddler, statesman, and buffoon. Then all for women, painting, rhyming, drinking, Besides...
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An historical and topographical description of Chelsea, and its environs

Thomas Faulkner - 1810 - 459 pages
...Absalom and Achitophel, has drawn the following admirable portrait of him in the character of Zimri : " A man so various, that he seemed to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome : Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong, He's every thing by starts, and nothing long ; But...
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The Spectator [by J. Addison and others]; with notes, and a general index

Spectator The - 1811
...to be Not one, but alt mankind's epitome. Still" in opinions, always in tne wrong; Was every thing by starts, and nothing long; But, in the course of one revolving moon, Was chemist, ndler, statesman, and buffoon : Then all fur women, painting, rhvming, drinking, Besides ten...
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