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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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Wit and Humour, Selected from the English Poets: With an Illustrative Essay ...

Leigh Hunt - English poetry - 1846 - 357 pages
...various, that he seem'd to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome : Stiff" in opinion, 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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Memoirs of the Court of Charles the Second

Anthony Hamilton (Count) - Electronic books - 1846 - 546 pages
...137. Dryden's character of him is in these lines:— " 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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Pinnock's Improved Edition of Dr. Goldsmith's History of England: From the ...

Oliver Goldsmith - Great Britain - 1846 - 476 pages
...character of this highly-gifted but profligate nobleman, is thus graphically described by Dryden: " A 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, tut nothing long;...
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Imagination and Fancy: Or, Selections from the English Poets, Illustrative ...

Leigh Hunt - English poetry - 1846 - 345 pages
...this only in one line (the last but three), is to be found in his immortal character of the Duke of Buckingham : — A man so various, that he seemed to be Not one, bat all mankind's epitome : Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong, Was everything by starts, and nothing...
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Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1847
...to be, Not one, but all mankind's epitome : Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong. Was ev'rything ess change Vary to our great Maker still new praise. Ye chemist, fiddler, statesman, and buffoon ; Then all for women, painting, rhyming, drinking, Besides...
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Rambles by Rivers: The Thames, Volumes 1-2

James Thorne - Thames River (England) - 1847
...considerable ability ; even Dryden, in the exquisite portrait of him as Zimri, admits that he was " A man so various, that he seemed to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome :" though he somewhat qualifies the praise — if praise it be— in the next lines : — "...
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The Yale Literary Magazine, Volume 12

1847
...tranquillity ; so that I soon became the fac simile of Dryden's pasquinade upon the royal duke — " A man so various that he seemed to be Not one, but all mankind') epitome ; Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong, Was every thing by (tarts, and nothing...
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The Town: Its Memorable Characters and Events. St. Paul's to St ..., Volume 2

Leigh Hunt - London (England) - 1848 - 312 pages
...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 Town: Its Memorable Characters and Events. St. Paul's to St ..., Volume 2

Leigh Hunt - London (England) - 1848 - 312 pages
...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 Town: Its Memorable Characters and Events. St. Paul's to St ..., Volume 2

Leigh Hunt - London (England) - 1848 - 312 pages
...pleasure. He is now best known from Dryden's masterly portrait of him in the ' 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 everything by starts, and nothing long ; But...
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