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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... "
The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope - Page 76
by Alexander Pope - 1854
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Memoirs of the Life, Works, and Correspondence of Sir William ..., Volume 1

Thomas Peregrine Courtenay - Authors, English - 1836 - 556 pages
...nowhere more faithfully delineated than in " Absalom and Achitophel," under the name of Zimri ; Who in the course of one revolving moon, Was chemist, fiddler, statesman, and buffoon. He was violently opposed to Clarendon, hated Ormond, and was no friend to Arlington. — Clarendon's...
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Memoirs of the Life, Works, and Correspondence of Sir William ..., Volume 1

Thomas Peregrine Courtenay - 1836 - 556 pages
...nowhere more faithfully delineated than in " Absalom and Achitophel," under the name of Zimri ; Who in the course of one revolving moon, Was chemist, fiddler, statesman, and buffoon. He was violently opposed to Clarendon, hated Ormond, and was no friend to Arlington. — Clarendon's...
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The Works of Joseph Addison: The Spectator, no. 1-314

Joseph Addison - 1837 - 480 pages
...every thing by starts, and nothing long! Rut in the course of one revolving moon. Was ehymist, tiddler, statesman, and buffoon. Then all for women, painting,...Besides ten thousand freaks, that died in thinking ; Blesa'd madman, who could every hour employ In something new to wish, or to enjoy ! In squandering...
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History of the English Language and Literature

Robert Chambers - English language - 1837 - 328 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,...
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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,...
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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,...
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The Works of John Dryden, in Verse and Prose: With a Life

John Dryden - 1837 - 478 pages
...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, and huffoon :* Then all for women, painting, rhyming, drinkin,. [i"g....
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The New Monthly Belle Assemblée, Volume 30

Fashion - 1849 - 468 pages
...Common Prayer." 1 See the character of Buckingham, as "Zimri," in Dryden's " Absalom and Achitophel" '' A man so various that he seemed to be, Not one, but...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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Francis Parkman: The Oregon Trail, The Conspiracy of Pontiac (LOA #53)

Francis Parkman - History - 1991 - 951 pages
...heads toward Fort Laramie, then about seven hundred miles to the westward. Chapter V. THE 'BIG BLUE.' "A man so various, that he seemed to be Not one, but...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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The Journals of James Boswell, 1762-1795

James Boswell - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 412 pages
...whenever he was out of her sight. He, even more than the statesman portrayed in Dryden's poem, was A man so various that he seemed to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome. Needless to say, a temperament like this is sometimes disconcerting to its possessor. In his...
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