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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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History of the English Language and Literature

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1837 - 294 pages
...and contradictory character. CHARACTER OP THE DDKE OF BUCKINGHAM. 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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The Works of John Dryden: In Verse and Prose, with a Life, Volume 1

John Dryden - 1837 - 482 pages
...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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History of the English Language and Literature

Robert Chambers - English language - 1837 - 342 pages
...and contradictory character. CHARACTER OF THE DOKE OP BUCKINGHAM. 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, and...
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The Works of John Dryden, in Verse and Prose: With a Life

John Dryden - 1837 - 478 pages
...land ; In the first rank of these did Zimri stand; A man so various, that he seem'd to he Not one, hut all mankind's epitome : Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong ; Was every thing hy starts, and nothing long ; But, in the course of one revolving moon, Was chvmist, fiddler, statesman,...
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The New Monthly Belle Assemblée, Volume 30

Fashion - 1849 - 468 pages
...Buckingham, as "Zimri," in Dryden's " 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 eve^rthing by starts, and nothing long, Who in the course of one revolving moon Was chemist, fiddler,...
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The London Saturday journal, Volumes 1-4

1841 - 992 pages
...George Villiers, second duke of Buckingham, in his court dress. " 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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The Ladies' Cabinet of Fashion, Music & Romance

Fashion - 1867 - 738 pages
...his name calls up ! He it was whom Dryden immortalized as " A man so various, that he seem'd to bo Not one, but all mankind's epitome ; Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong, Was everything by turns, and nothing long ; Who, in the course of one revolving moon, Was fiddler, chymist,...
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Selections from the British Poets, Volume 1

English poetry - 1840 - 372 pages
...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 everything by starts, and nothing long ; But, in the course of one revolving moon, Was chymist, fiddler,...
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The Table Talker: Or, Brief Essays on Society and Literature, Volume 2

Johnstone - Table-talk - 1840 - 388 pages
...where he stands : — 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 everything by starts, and nothing long ; But, in the course of one revolving moon, Was chemist, fiddler,...
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Waldie's Select Circulating Library, Volume 15

Literature - 1841 - 500 pages
...is in these lines. "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, ndler, statesman and...
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