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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 Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden: Now ..., Volume 3

John Dryden, Edmond Malone - English prose literature - 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 - 400 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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A Catalogue of the Royal and Noble Authors of England, Scotland, and Ireland ...

Horace Walpole - English literature - 1806 - 434 pages
...Vide Memoires de Gratnmont. * Zimri in Absalom and Achitophel. [" A man so various, that he seem'd to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome. Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong, He 's every thing by starts, and nothing long: But in the course of one revolving moon, Waschymist,...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected ...

John Dryden, Sir Walter Scott - English literature - 1808 - 476 pages
...princes of the land : In the first rank of these did Zimri j; 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 every thing by starts, and nothing long ; But, in the course of one revolving moon, Was chemist, fidler, statesman,...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden: Collated with the Best Editions:

John Dryden, Thomas Park - 1808 - 374 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 nf one revolving moon, Was chemist, tiddler, statesman,...
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