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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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A Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

Alan L. Mackay - Science - 1991 - 312 pages
...various 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. Absalom and Achitophel I, 545 89 Mere poets are sottish as...
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Francis Parkman: The Oregon Trail, The Conspiracy of Pontiac (LOA #53)

Francis Parkman - History - 1991 - 951 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 even' thing by starts, and nothing long, But in...
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The Journals of James Boswell, 1762-1795

James Boswell - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 412 pages
...whenever he was out of her sight. He, even more than the statesman portrayed in Dryden's poem, was A man so various that he seemed to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome. Needless to say, a temperament like this is sometimes disconcerting to its possessor. In his...
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An Anatomy of Humor

Arthur Asa Berger - Language Arts & Disciplines - 192 pages
...unless the sarcasm is directed towards oneself and turned into a form of victim humor. Satire (language) 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...
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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1997 - 625 pages
...various, that he seemed tobe 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. JOHN DRYDEN, (1631-1700) British poet, dramatist, critic....
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Modern Italy: A Political History

Denis Mack Smith - History - 1997 - 534 pages
...champion of tradition, at another the herald of a new age. Stiff in opinions, always in the wrongi Was everything by starts, and nothing long; But, in the course of one revolving moon, Was chemist, fiddler, statesman and buffoon. At once revolutionary and conservative, Catholic and an ti...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...numerous was the herd of such Who think too little and who talk too much. 3026 Absalom and Achitophel ine epitome. Stiff in opinlons, always in the wrong; Was everything by starts, and nothing long: But, in...
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Book of Humorous Quotations

Connie Robertson - English wit and humor - 1998 - 381 pages
...numerous was the herd of such Who think too little and who talk too much. 1 1 88 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, in...
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At Zero Point: Discourse, Culture, and Satire in Restoration England

Rose A. Zimbardo - History - 1998 - 203 pages
...Ramble in St. James's Park" or in the Bayes's dance confusion of The Plain Dealer's Whitehall. Zimri, A man so various, that he seemed to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome. [545-546] is not a "self" but a kaleidoscope of splintered fragments. The portrait sounds...
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The Origins of English Words: A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots

Joseph Twadell Shipley - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2001 - 672 pages
...hence alchemy and chemistry; see au I. As Dryden described many of us in Absalom and Achitophel (1681), 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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