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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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Peveril of the Peak

Walter Scott - Great Britain - 2001 - 358 pages
...opinions — always in the wrong — Was every thing by starts, but nothing long ; Who, in the course oj one revolving moon, Was chemist, fiddler, statesman, and buffoon ; Then, all for women, painting, Jiddling, drinking; Besides a thousand freaks that died in thinking. DRYDEN. WE must now transport...
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Restoration Literature: An Anthology

Paul Hammond - Literary Collections - 2002 - 484 pages
...brutal and elevated language. Many writers take advantage of the couplet's epigrammatic possibilities: Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong, Was everything by starts, and nothing long. [8] Man differs more from man, than man from beast. [83] Clarity, panache, precision, these are hallmarks...
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The Major Works

John Dryden - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 1024 pages
...score. Some of their chiefs were 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...moon, Was chemist, fiddler, statesman, and buffoon: 550 Then all for women, painting, rhyming, drinking, Besides ten thousand freaks that died in thinking....
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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
...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, and Buffoon. (2:21,11.545-50) When Dryden later boasted of this passage,...
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Lines of Enquiry: Studies in Latin Poetry

Niall Rudd - History - 2005 - 232 pages
...sketch of Tigellius (Sat. j.3.1-19)43 which was later elaborated by Dryden in his portrait of Zimri: A man so various, that he seemed to be Not one, but...moon, Was chemist, fiddler, statesman and buffoon. After complexity, the divided mind. Because of their imperial achievement the Romans have gone down...
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The Cambridge Companion to Roman Satire

Kirk Freudenburg - History - 2005 - 380 pages
...George Villiers, duke of Buckingham, old literary enemy, gets anything but subtle treatment in Absalom: "Stiff in Opinions, always in the wrong; / Was everything.../ but, in the course of one revolving Moon, / was Chymist, Fiddler, States-man, and Buffoon ..." (547ff.). Indeed, much of the satiric rhetoric in Absalom...
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Florence Nightingale on Society and Politics, Philosophy, Science, Education ...

Florence Nightingale - History - 2003 - 871 pages
...appropriate, too good. ED: Jowett's two-line quotation from John Dryden's "Absalom and Achitophel" was: A man so various that he seemed to be Not one but all mankind's epitome. On revision he dropped this favourable reference to the character, Zimni (lines 545-46), for...
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It

Joseph Roach - History - 2007 - 284 pages
...inspire: Some of their Chiefs were 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...long: But, in the course of one revolving Moon, Was Chymist, Fidler, States-Man, and Buffoon: Then all for Women, Painting, Rhiming, Drinking; Besides...
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The California and Oregon Trail: Being Sketches of Prairie and Rocky ...

Francis Parkman - Travel - 2007 - 328 pages
...hundred miles to the westward. CHAPTER V. THE "B16 BLOT." A man *o various that Ike seemed to b* Hot one, but all mankind's epitome ; Stiff in opinions,...everything by starts, and nothing long, But, in the space ol one revolving moon, Was gamester, chemist, fiddler, and buffoon. THK great medley of Oregon...
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Aldous Huxley Annual: A Journal of Twentieth-Century Thought and Beyond

Jerome Meckier, Bernfried Nugel - Philosophy - 2006 - 232 pages
...cartographer, a designer of mechanical toys and of war-machines, fantastic in their ingenuity. To them he was "a man so various that he seemed to be not one, but all mankind's epitome;" a dilettante expending himself fruitlessly in a thousand different directions. It is only...
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