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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 chymist, fiddler, statesman, and buffoon ; Then all... "
The Miscellaneous Works of John Dryden, Esq: Containing All His Original ... - Page 129
by John Dryden - 1767
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The Spectator, Volume 3

1778 - 352 pages
...findingenjoyment in their own minds. Mr. Dryden has expreuedthis very excellently in the character of Zimri. " A man fo various, that he feem'd to be . " Not one, but all mankind's epitome. " Stiff in opinion, always in the wrong, " Was every thing by ftarts, and nothing long ; " But in the courfe of...
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The Works of the English Poets: Dryden

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779 - 336 pages
...more Remains of fprouting heads too long to fcore. Some of their chiefs were princes of the land ; Jn the firft rank of thefe did Zimri ftand : A man fo...various, that he feem'd to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome : Stift'in opinions, always in the wrong ; Was every thing by ftarts, and nothing long; But,...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 13

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...fcore. Some of their chiefs were princes of the land ; In the firft rank of thefe did Zimri ftaud i A man fo various, that he feem'd to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome i Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong ; Was every thing by ftarts, and nothing long; But,...
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The European Magazine, and London Review, Volume 30

English literature - 1796 - 528 pages
...example of the Duke of Buckingham. Dryden, under the name cf Zimri, delcribes him, " Stiff in opinion, always in the wrong, Was every thing by ftarts and nothing long ; But in the courfe of orr revolving moon Wat chymilt, fiddler, ftatefman, and buffoon 5" end Pope, in his TpifHe to Lord...
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The Hibernian Magazine, Or, Compendium of Entertaining Knowledge

1783 - 800 pages
...••Some of their chiefs were princes of the land ; • Jn the firft rank of thefe did Zimri tend. • A man fo various that he feem'd to be • Not one, but all mankind's epitome : •Stiffin opinions, always in the wrong, • Was every thing by ftarti, and nothing long...
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Walker's Hibernian Magazine, Or, Compendium of Entertaining Knowledge

1786 - 804 pages
...fucceeo'cd, that u'e may apply to him, by Mr. Palmer, which informed the audi- the words of Dryden, He was fo various that he feem'd to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome. Thus much may be faid in general, but to defccnd to particulars. Mr. Ryder, in ttature does...
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Extracts, Elegant, Instructive, and Entertaining, in Poetry, Volume 1

Vicesimus Knox - English poetry - 1791
...princes of the land ; In the firft rank of theft did Zimri ftand ; A man fo various, that he fecm'd to f(f dhb M a th<j wrong ; Was ev'ry thing by ftart?, and nothing long; But in the courfc of one revolving moon Was...
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The Spectator, with Illustrative Notes: To which are Prefixed, the ..., Volume 3

1794 - 448 pages
...same foundation. " In the first rank of these did ZIMRI stand: A man so various, that he seem'd 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,...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and Critical ...

Robert Anderson - English poetry - 1795 - 836 pages
...fcore. Some of their chiefs were princes of the land ; In the firir, rank of thefe did Zimri (land : A man fo various, that he feem'd to be Not one, but...opinions, always in the wrong ; Was every thing by Harts, and nothing long; - , T But, in the courfe of one revolving moon, Was chemift, fidler, flatcfman,...
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Memoirs of the Forty-five First Years of the Life of James Lackington, the ...

James Lackington - Booksellers and bookselling - 1795 - 562 pages
...belonging to fome of the brethren. I am, Dear Friend, Yours. LETTER LETTER XI. * Stiff in opinion], always in the wrong; " Was every thing by ftarts and nothing long." " Then all for women, panting, rhiming, drinking, " Befides ten thoufand freaks that died in thinking."...
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