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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 Talisman for ...

William Cullen Bryant, Robert Charles Sands, Gulian Crommerlin Verplanck - Gift books - 1827 - 332 pages
...You are the very Zimri of Dryden's glorious satire." (t In the first rank of these did Zimri standV A man so various that he seemed to be, Not one, but all mankind's epitome." Thus musing and quoting 1 rejoined my friends; whom, by the way, I did not let into the whole...
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A second selection from the papers of Addison in the Spectator and Guardian ...

Joseph Addison - 1828 - 446 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,...
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors, Volume 2

John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1829 - 364 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, Was chymist, fiddler, statesman, and buffoon. Then all for women, painting, rhyming, drinking, Besides...
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The Medico-chirurgical Review, and Journal of Practical Medicine

Medicine - 1830 - 604 pages
...speaking of the mutability of man, says — nil fitit unquam sic impar sibi — and Dryden's lines — Л man so various, that he seemed to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome. Stiff in opinion, always in the wrong ; Was every thing by starts, and nothing lung ; But in the course of one...
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Pinnock's Improved Edition of Dr. Goldsmith's Abridgment of the History of ...

Oliver Goldsmith - Great Britain - 1831 - 542 pages
...profligate nobleman , is thus graphically described by Dryden ; " 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, but nothing long, Who in the course of one revolving moon Was chemist, fiddler,...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden, Volume 1

John Dryden - 1832 - 342 pages
...of the land ; In the first rank of these did Zimri stand ; A man so various, that he seem'd to be nt 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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The Saturday Magazine, Volume 2

Periodicals - 1833 - 270 pages
...to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome : Stiff in opinion, always in the wrong ; \V;is every thing by starts, and nothing long ; But in the course of...one revolving moon, Was chemist, fiddler, statesman und buffoon • Then all for women, painting, rhyming, drinking, Besides ten thousand freaks that died...
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The Miscellaneous Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott, Volume 1

Walter Scott - Chivalry - 1834 - 488 pages
...to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome ; Stiff in opinions, <ilways in the wrong, Was every thing by starts, and nothing long; But, in the course of...thousand freaks that died in thinking. Blest madman, who cull every hour employ* With something new to wish, or to enjoy ! Railing and praising were his usual...
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The Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart: Life of Dryden

Walter Scott - Authors, English - 1834 - 514 pages
...to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome ; Stiff in opinions, . Iways in the wrong, Was every thing by starts, and nothing long ; But, in the course of...Besides ten thousand freaks that died in thinking. Flest madman- who could every hour employ. With something new to wish, or to enjoy ! Ri.il'ng and praising...
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The Spectator: With Notes and a General Index, Volumes 1-2

1836 - 938 pages
...seem'd to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome. Stiff in opinion, always in tin- wrong; Wan every thing us men, when the person who provoked their jealousy...furiously, and throws off all the mixtures of suspicion w Besidea ten thousand freaks that dy'd in thinking. Bl«nt madman, who could every hour employ, With...
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