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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 Works of the British Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 6

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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The Spectator, Volume 3

English essays - 1799 - 364 pages
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden: Now ..., Volume 3

John Dryden - 1800 - 662 pages
...happiest performances. 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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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden: Now ..., Volume 3

John Dryden - 1800 - 674 pages
...happiest performances. In the first rarik 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 coarse of one revolving moon, Was chemist, fiddler, statesman,...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden: Now ..., Volume 3

John Dryden, Edmond Malone - English prose literature - 1800 - 670 pages
.../ ' In the first rank of these did Zimri stand ; A man' so various, that he seem'd to be Not onę£ 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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A Plea for Religion and the Sacred Writings: Addressed to the Disciples of ...

David Simpson - Age of reason - 1803 - 444 pages
...thousands ends." Afr. DRYDZN describes this Nobleman as being — " A man so various, that he scem'd to be " Not one, but all mankind's epitome : " Stiff...opinions, always in the wrong ; " Was every thing by starts, and nc/thmglong ; E •' But, 33. We have also an uncommon alarm given us in a Letter from,...
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Select British Classics, Volume 13

English literature - 1803 - 402 pages
...has expressed this very excellently in the character of Zimri. A man so various, that he seera'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 revolvmg moon, Was chymist, fiddler, statesman,...
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The Spectator ...

1803 - 472 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, fidler, statesman,...
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ..., Volume 3

Great Britain - 1804 - 660 pages
...fcore. Some of their chiefs were princes of the land ; In tt.e firft rank o! thefe did Zlmri itahd : A man fo various, that he feem'd to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome : StifTin opinions, always in the wrorg; Was every thine by ftaits, and nothing long ; But,...
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