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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 British essayists, with prefaces by A. Chalmers, Volumes 7-8

British essayists - 1823
...various, that he seem'd 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 all for women, painting, rhyming, drinking. Besides...
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The British Essayists: Spectator

James Ferguson - English essays - 1823
...wellfinished by Mr. Dryden, and raised upon the same foundation : 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. Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong ; Was every thing by starts, and nothing long ; But,...
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The Spectator: With Sketches of the Lives of the Authors, an Index ..., Volume 4

Spectator (London, England : 1711) - 1824
...SPECTATOR. 7 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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Select British Poets, Or, New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present ...

William Hazlitt - English poetry - 1824 - 822 pages
...to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome : Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong ; Was every thing st above these Heavens TJ us mvisible, or dimly seen la these thy lowest w chemist, fiddler, statesman, and buffoon : Then all for women, painting, rhyming, drinking, Besides...
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Peveril of the Peak, Volume 2

Walter Scott - Great Britain - 1826
...redemption and of revenge." With this manly resolution he prosecuted his journey to London. CHAPTER XII. 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, but nothing long;...
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The Monuments and Genii of St.Paul's and Westminster Abbey: Comprising Naval ...

George Lewis Smyth - 1826 - 959 pages
...is yet too long and too coarse for insertion here. The following lines, therefore, must suffice :— A man so various, that he seemed to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome 7 Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong, Was every thing by fits, and nothing long ; But in...
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The Philadelphia Souvenir: A Collection of Fugitive Pieces from ..., Issue 337

John Elihu Hall - American literature - 1826 - 212 pages
...memory, who retain information a week old, may recollect, in my last number, a portrait of Meander — " A man so various, that he seemed to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome ; Who, in the course of one revolving moon, Was poet, painter, lover, and buffoon ; Then all...
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The monuments and genii of st. Paul's cathedral and of Westminster ..., Volume 1

George Lewis Smyth - 1826
...yet too long and too coarse for insertion here. The following lines, therefore, must suffice : — A man so various, that he seemed to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome ; Stiffin opinions, always in the wrong, Was every thing by fits, and nothing long ; But in...
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The Talisman for ...

William Cullen Bryant, Robert Charles Sands, Gulian Crommerlin Verplanck - Gift books - 1827
...You are the very Zimri of Dryden's glorious satire." (t In the first rank of these did Zimri standV A man so various that he seemed to be, Not one, but all mankind's epitome." Thus musing and quoting 1 rejoined my friends; whom, by the way, I did not let into the whole...
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A second selection from the papers of Addison in the Spectator and Guardian ...

Joseph Addison - 1828 - 80 pages
...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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