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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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Recollections of a Literary Life: Or, Books, Places, and People, Volume 1

Mary Russell Mitford - American literature - 1852 - 558 pages
...will at all events try the experiments. 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,...
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Selections from the Poetry of Dryden: Including His Plays and Translations

John Dryden - English poetry - 1852 - 350 pages
...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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A cyclopędia of poetical quotations, arranged by H.G. Adams

Cyclopaedia - 1853 - 733 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, Wras chymist, 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), Charles II (King of England), Thomas Blount - Great Britain - 1853 - 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, Bnt....
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The Spectator [by J. Addison and others] with sketches of the ..., Volumes 5-6

Spectator The - 1853
...seem'd to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome. Stiff in opinion, 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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The Spectator [by J. Addison and others]: with a biogr. and critical preface ...

Spectator The - 1853
...eqioymm: in their own minds. Mr. Dryden has expressed this very excdlently in the character of Zimri.* " A man so various, that he seemed to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome. Stiff in opinion, always in the wrong. Was everything by start*, and nothing long; But in...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope. Ed. by R. Carruthers, Volume 4

Alexander Pope - 1854
...his life, are sufficient for history and moral. Neither will ever be forgotten or surpassed : — " 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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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 4

Alexander Pope - 1854
...of his life, are sufficient for history and moral. Neither will ever be forgotten or surpassed:— " 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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Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms

Merriam-Webster, Inc - Reference - 1984 - 940 pages
...a type representing a whole <a man who is the abstract of all faults that all men follow— Shak.) <a man so various that he seemed to be not one, but all mankind's epitome— Dryden) Brief is usually narrowly applied in legal use to a concise statement of a client's...
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Spurgeon's Sermon Notes

Charles Haddon Spurgeon - Religion - 1990 - 336 pages
...all that David was not an untried man! We have all been enriched by his painful experience. He was "A man so various that he seemed to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome." May it not be a blessing to others that we also are tried? If BO, ought we not to be right...
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