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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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The Child Figure in English Literature

Robert Pattison - Literary Criticism - 2008 - 210 pages
...mature Mary Fairfax married George Villiers, second Duke of Buckingham, of whom Dryden wrote that he was "Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong; / Was everything by starts, and nothing long" (Absalom and Achitophel, 547-548); his pupil was abundantly present in the world of mature corruption...
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