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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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Francis Parkman: The Oregon Trail, The Conspiracy of Pontiac (LOA #53)

Francis Parkman - History - 1991 - 1012 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 even' thing by starts, and nothing long, But in the space of one revolving moon, Was gamester, chemist,...
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Waverley Novels: Peveril of the Peak

Sir Walter Scott - 1902
...resolution, he prosecuted his journey to London. CHAPTER XXVIII A man so various, that he teem'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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An Anatomy of Humor

Arthur Asa Berger - Language Arts & Disciplines - 220 pages
...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 course of one revolving moon Was chemist, statesman,...
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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1997 - 666 pages
...and Cressida, act 3, sc. 2, I. 77-80 (1609). Inconsistency 1 A man so 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,...
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Book of Humorous Quotations

Connie Robertson - English wit and humor - 1998 - 404 pages
...think too little and who talk too much. 1188 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 Cambridge Companion to English Literature, 1650-1740

Steven N. Zwicker, Zwicker Steven N. - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 362 pages
...strokes directed at Buckingham's neck: A man so various, that he seem'd to be Not one, but Mankinds epitome. Stiff in Opinions, always in the wrong; Was every thing by starts, and nothing long: But, in the course of the revolving Moon, Was Chymist, Fidler, States-man,...
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The Origins of English Words: A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots

Joseph Twadell Shipley - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2001 - 684 pages
...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 the course of one revolving moon Was chemist, fiddler,...
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Restoration Literature: An Anthology

Paul Hammond - Literary Collections - 2002 - 484 pages
...princes of the land: 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 chemist, fiddler,...
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The Major Works

John Dryden - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 1024 pages
...princes of the land: In the first rank of these did Zimri stand;0 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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Enchanted Ground: Reimagining John Dryden

William Andrews Clark Memorial Library Staff, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of California, Los Angeles. Center for 17th- & 18th- Century Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, Center for 17th- & 18th- Century Studies Staff - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 370 pages
...character of Zimri two years later: A man so various that he seem'd to be Not one, but all Mankinds 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, States-man,...
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