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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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Memorials of the Civil War: Comprising the Correspondence of the ..., Volume 2

Robert Bell - Great Britain - 1849
...OP BUCKINGHAM. [This is the Duke of Buckingham, who survives in the satires of Dry den and Pope : " 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 turns, and nothing long." The following...
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Bishop Burnet's History of His Own Time: From the Restoration of ..., Volume 1

Gilbert Burnet - Electronic books - 1850 - 949 pages
...The Rehearsal ;" and in return Drydcn thuğ describes him as Zimi in Absalom and Achitophcl." — " 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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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 22

American periodicals - 1851
...will at all events try the experiment. Here they be : " 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 everything by starts and nothing long; But in...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 1

Abraham Mills - English literature - 1851
...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, rhyming, drinking. Besides...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 1

Abraham Mills - English literature - 1851
...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, rhyming, drinking. Besides...
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Recollections of a Literary Life: Or Books, Places and People

Mary Russell Mitford - Authors - 1851 - 558 pages
...will at all events try the experiment. Here they be : " In the first ranis; 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, in...
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Historical and Descriptive Account of the Caricatures of James Gillray ...

Thomas Wright, Robert Harding Evans - Caricature - 1851 - 496 pages
...Sunday. 244. PIZARRO CONTEMPLATING OVER THE PRODUCT OF HIS NEW PERUVIAN MINE. June 4th, 1799. SHERIDAN. " A man so various that he seemed to be Not one, but nil mankind's epitome."* " Whatever Sheridan has done," says Lord Byron, " has/ been par excellence,...
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Poetics: An Essay on Poetry

Eneas Sweetland Dallas - Poetics - 1852 - 294 pages
...word, a total. And we can thus in a lesser degree say of every one what Dry den said of the Duke of Buckingham : " A man so various that he seemed to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome." III. Lyrical art. Future. Unity. I. Such is a tabular view of the meanings which we have...
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The Irish Quarterly Review, Volume 2

Ireland - 1852
...difference,") the celebrated lines of Dryden are not inapplicable to the subject of our notice : " A man so various that he seemed to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome." It was his happy destiny to cultivate assicliously the powers of an acute intellect, and...
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Prairie and Rocky Mountain Life; Or, The California and Oregon Trail ...

Francis Parkman - Frontier and pioneer life - 1852 - 448 pages
...heads toward Fort Laramie, then about seven hundred miles to the westward. CHAPTER V. THE 'BIG BLUE.' " 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 in...
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