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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 Yale Literary Magazine, Volume 12

1847
...pasquinade upon the royal duke — " A man so various that he seemed to be Not one, but all mankind') epitome ; Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong, Was every thing by (tarts, and nothing long." It was whilst indulging in one of these day-dreams of a quaintly curious...
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The Town: Its Memorable Characters and Events : St. Paul's to St ..., Volume 2

Leigh Hunt - London (England) - 1848 - 334 pages
...Dryden's masterly portrait of him in the ' 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 the course of one revolving moon, Was chemist, fiddler,...
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The Town: Its Memorable Characters and Events : St. Paul's to St ..., Volume 2

Leigh Hunt - London (England) - 1848 - 334 pages
...Dryden's masterly portrait of him in the ' 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 the course of one revolving moon, Was chemist, fiddler,...
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Memorials of the Civil War: Comprising the Correspondence of the ..., Volume 2

Robert Bell - Great Britain - 1849 - 440 pages
...Buckingham, who survives in the satires of Dry den and Pope : " 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 turns, and nothing long." The following letter was written probably early in 1666, when,...
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Bishop Burnet's History of His Own Time: From the Restoration of ..., Volume 1

Gilbert Burnet - Electronic books - 1850 - 949 pages
...Drydcn thu» describes him as Zimi in Absalom and Achitophcl." — " A man so various that he seemed to mw 1 @. 4 ( h} v W Q ! (g X -< <! 䙧7 જ N 24 4 xV gf U w 뒱 J } l}a݈ starts, and nothing long; But in the course of one revolving moon Wss chemist, fiddler, statesman and...
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The Poetry and Poets of Britain: From Chaucer to Tennyson ; with ...

Daniel Scrymgeour - English poetry - 1850 - 596 pages
...VILLIERS, DUEE OF BUCEINGHAM, DELINEATED AS ZIMRL A man1 so varions that he seemed to be Not one bnt all mankind's epitome ; « Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong, Was every thing by starts, and nothing long ; Bnt, in the eonrse of one revolving moon, Was ehemist, fiddler, statesman,...
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The Uses of Poetry

Denys Thompson - Literary Criticism - 1978 - 252 pages
...that of Buckingham: 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, in the course of one revolving moon, Was chymist, fiddler,...
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A Critical History of English Literature: The Restoration to 1800, Volume 3

David Daiches - 1979 - 336 pages
...complex and balanced: 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 in the course of one revolving moon Was chymist, fiddler,...
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The Oregon Trail

Francis Parkman - Travel - 1982 - 472 pages
...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 every thing by starts, and nothing long, But in the space of one revolving moon, Was gamester, chemist, fiddler, and...
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A Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

Alan L. Mackay - Science - 1991 - 312 pages
...Duke of Buckingham who 'made the whole body of vice his study'] 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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