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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
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The London Saturday journal, Volumes 1-4

1841
...grand nephew the poet. A portrait of George Villiers, second duke of Buckingham, in his court dress. " 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...
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Lord Brougham on Education

Henry Brougham Baron Brougham and Vaux - Education - 1839 - 91 pages
...the strings forever ! such a one only can be a good instructer, who is thus described by the poet : " A man so various that he seemed to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome." And what imparting powers are required in a teacher ! To so delight the young mind while...
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The Table Talker: Or, Brief Essays on Society and Literature, Volume 2

Johnstone - Table-talk - 1840
...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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Specimens of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical Notices, and ...

Thomas Campbell - Authors, English - 1841 - 716 pages
...that he seem'd to be .V '! 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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Waldie's Select Circulating Library, Volume 15

Literature - 1841
...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, ndler, statesman and buffoon. Thon all for women, painting, rhyming, drinking, Besides ten...
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The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Volume 38

1841
...reminds one of the qualifications of the worthy whom Dryden has " damned to everlasting fame" as *' A man so various that he seemed to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome ; * ***** Every thing by starts, but nothing long." All this is accomplished in a little volume...
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Elements of Physics: Or Natural Philosophy, General and Medical

Neil Arnott - Physics - 1841 - 520 pages
...Executor. In two handsome vcl -. MATHEWS'S MEMOIRS. MEMOIRS OF CHARLES MATHEWS, COMEDIAN, by Mrs. Mathews. A man so various, that he seemed to be, Not one, but all mankind's epitome. — Dryden. "Proteus for shape, and mocking bird for tongue." In two volumes, 12 mo. AX.8O...
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A Summer's Day at Windsor, and a Visit to Eton

Edward Jesse - 1841 - 151 pages
...friendless, miserable, and despised : — " Stiff in opinions, always in the wronfr, Was ev'ry thing by starts, and nothing long : But in the course of one revolving moon, Was chemist, fiddler, statesman, and buffoon."— DRYDEN. The younger brother, Lord Francis, was killed...
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Madame de Sévigné and Her Contemporaries, Volume 2

France - 1841
...1718. IN November, 1712, Madame de Maintenon's letters to the Princess des Ursins betray the im* " 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 everything by starts, and nothmg long ; But in...
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The Works of Joseph Addison, Volumes 1-2

Joseph Addison - 1842
...enoyment in their own minds. Mr. Dryden las expressed this very excellently in the character of Zimri: " rcumstances by his looks, that I have sometimes employed myself f epitome. Stiff in opinion, always in the wrong, Was every thin? by starts, and nothing lohf I But in...
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