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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 Medico-chirurgical Review, and Journal of Practical Medicine

Medicine - 1830
...speaking of the mutability of man, says — nil fitit unquam sic impar sibi — and Dryden's lines — Л man so various, that he seemed to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome. Stiff in opinion, always in the wrong ; Was every thing by starts, and nothing lung ; But...
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The Cambridge Book of Poetry and Song

Charlotte Fiske Bates - American poetry - 1832 - 882 pages
...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 all for women, painting, rhyming, drinking. Besides...
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The Saturday Magazine, Volume 2

Periodicals - 1833
...to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome : Stiff in opinion, always in the wrong ; \V;is every thing by starts, and nothing long ; But in the course of one revolving moon, Was chemist, fiddler, statesman und buffoon • Then all for women, painting, rhyming, drinking, Besides...
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The Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart: Life of Dryden

Walter Scott - Authors, English - 1834
...to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome ; Stiff in opinions, . Iways 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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The Spectator: With Notes and a General Index, Volumes 1-2

1836
...seem'd to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome. Stiff in opinion, always in tin- wrong; Wan every thing us men, when the person who provoked their jealousy is taken from them. The chemist, fiddler, statesman, and buffoon ! Then all for women, painting, rhyming, drinking. Besidea...
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History of the English Language and Literature

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1837 - 278 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 preaching, painting, rhyming, drinking, Besides...
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History of the English Language and Literature

Robert Chambers - English language - 1837 - 328 pages
...seem'd 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 preaching, painting, rhyming, drinking, Besides...
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The Works of John Dryden: In Verse and Prose, with a Life, Volume 1

John Dryden - 1837
...he Not one, hut all mankind's epitome : Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong ; Was every thing hy starts, and nothing long ; But, in the course of one revolving moon, Was chvmist, fiddler, statesman, and huffoon :* Then all for women, painting, rhyming, drinkin,. [i"g....
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The New Monthly Belle Assemblée, Volume 30

Fashion - 1849
...Common Prayer." 1 See the character of Buckingham, as "Zimri," in Dryden's " Absalom and Achitophel" '' A man so various that he seemed to be, Not one, but all mankind's epitome ; Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong, Was eve^rthing by starts, and nothing long, Who in...
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Memoirs of Charles Mathews, Comedian, Volume 4

Mrs. Mathews (Anne Jackson) - 1839
...Hangar HOUK, Shoe Lane. '. i"V*r cl> ^ .**• MEMOIRS OP CHARLES MATHEWS, COMEDIAN. BY MRS. MAT HEWS. ' A man so various, that he seemed to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome." — DRTDEH. ' Proteus for shape, and mocking-bird for tongue." VOL. IV. LONDON: MAR r ST...
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