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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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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,...
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Poetical Works

John Dryden - 1808 - 380 pages
...to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome ; Still' in opinions, always in the wrong; Was every thing by starts, and nothing long; But, in the course of one revolving moon, Was chemist, tiddler, statesman, and butfoon : Then nil for women, painting, rhyming, drinking, Besides ten thousand...
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A Catalogue of the Royal and Noble Authors of England, Scotland ..., Volume 3

Horace Walpole - English literature - 1806
...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, Was chymist, fidler, statesman, and buffoon. In squand'ring wealth was his peculiar art, Nothing went unrewarded,...
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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 British Essayists, Volume 8

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1808 - 322 pages
...in opinions, always in the wrong . Was every thing by starts, and nothing long ; But, in the conrse of one revolving moon, Was chemist, fiddler, statesman,...rhyming, drinking, Besides ten thousand freaks that dy'd in thinking. Blest madman, who could every hour employ, With something new to wish, or to enjoy...
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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,...
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The Works of John Dryden Now First Collected ...

John Dryden - 1808 - 476 pages
...amongst Uie Uilse was lost. Absalam Senior. Note XVIII. In the first rank of these did Zimri stand ; A man so various, that he seemed to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome. — P. 233. This inimitable description refers, as is well known, to the famous George Villiers,...
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The British Essayists, Volume 9

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1808 - 316 pages
...seem'd to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome. Stiff in opinion, always in the wrong, Was every thing by starts, and nothing long ! But in the course of one revolving moon, Wasrhymist, fiddler, statesman, and buffoon. Then all for women, painting, rhyming, drinking, Besides...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes ..., Volume 9

John Dryden - English literature - 1808 - 482 pages
...amongst the false was lost. Abtalom Sttior, Note XVI 1 1. In tfiejtrst rank of these did Zimri stand ; ,^ man so various, that he seemed to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome. — P. 233. This inimitable description refers, as is well known, to the famous George Villiers,...
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La Belle Assemblée, Volume 6

1809 - 388 pages
...onr", but all mankind's epitome: Si iii in opinions, always in the wrong; Was every thing by start*, and nothing long ; But in the course of one revolving moon Was chemist, fiddler, statesman, and hufioon ; i in n all fur women, painting, rhyming, drinking, Besides ten thousand freaks that died...
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