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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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New Elegant Extracts: A Unique Selection ... from the Most Eminent Prose and ...

Richard Alfred Davenport - English literature - 1824
...princes of the land : 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 every thing by starts, and nothing long ; But, in the course of one revolving moon, Was chymist, fiddler, statesman,...
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Select British Poets, Or, New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present ...

William Hazlitt - English poetry - 1824 - 1062 pages
...princes of the land; In the first rank of these did Zimri stand: A man so various, that he seem'd to hine this universal frame, Thus wondrous fair ; thyself how wondrous then ! laspeakable, who sit'st starts, and nothing long; But, in the course of one revolving moon, Was chemist, fiddler, statesman,...
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The Spectator: With Sketches of the Lives of the Authors, an Index ..., Volume 4

Spectator (London, England : 1711) - 1824 - 292 pages
...rank of these did /imri stand: A man so various, that he seem'd to be - t No. 163. THE SPECTATOR. 7 Not one, but all mankind's epitome. Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong; Was every thing by starts, and nothing long; But in the course of one revolving moon, Was chemist, fiddler, statesman,...
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Illustrations, Critical, Historical, Biographical, and ..., Volume 3

Richard Warner - 1824
...: In the first rank of these did Zimri stand : A man so various, that he seem'd to be, Not one, bat all mankind's epitome; Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong, Was every thing by starts, and nothing long ; But in the course of one revolving moon, Was chymist, fidler, statesman,...
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Select Poets of Great Britain: To which are Prefixed, Criticial Notices of ...

William Hazlitt - English poetry - 1825 - 600 pages
...prinees of the land ; In the first rank of these did Zimri stand : A man so various, that he seem'd to d, starts, and nothing long ; But, in the eourse of one revolving moon, M'as ehemist, fiddler, statesman,...
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The Laughing Philosopher: Being the Entire Works of Momus, Jester of Olympus ...

English wit and humor - 1825 - 784 pages
...: In the first rank of these did Zimri stand ; A man so various, that he seem'd to be Not one, hut all mankind's epitome ; Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong ; Was every thing by start.-, und nothing long; But, in the course of one revolving moon, Was chymist, fiddler, statesman,...
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A second selection from the papers of Addison in the Spectator and Guardian ...

Joseph Addison - 1828 - 446 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 every thing by starts, and nothing long : But, in the course of one revolving moon, , Was chemist, fiddler, statesman,...
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Pinnock's Improved Edition of Dr. Goldsmith's Abridgment of the History of ...

Oliver Goldsmith - Great Britain - 1831 - 542 pages
...profligate nobleman , is thus graphically described by Dryden ; " 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 every thing by starts, but nothing long, Who in the course of one revolving moon Was chemist, fiddler, statesman,...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden, Volume 1

John Dryden - 1832 - 342 pages
...of the land ; In the first rank of these did Zimri stand ; A man so various, that he seem'd to be nt Not one, but all mankind's epitome : Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong; Was every thing by starts, and nothing long ; But, in the course of one revolving moon, Was chymist, fiddler, statesman,...
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The Cambridge Book of Poetry and Song: Selected from English and American ...

Mme. Charlotte Fiske (Bates) Rogé - American poetry - 1832 - 1022 pages
...poets yet! JOHN DRYDEN. [From " Absalom and AchitopM."} A CHARACTER. 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,...
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