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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 Legacy of Rome: A New Appraisal

Richard Jenkyns - Drama - 1992 - 526 pages
...did Zimri stand: A Man so various, that he seem'd to be Not one. but all Mankind's Epitome. StitTin Opinions, always in the Wrong; Was Everything by Starts,...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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Waverley Novels: Peveril of the Peak

Sir Walter Scott - 1902
...resolution, he prosecuted his journey to London. CHAPTER XXVIII A man so various, that he teem'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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An Anatomy of Humor

Arthur Asa Berger - Language Arts & Disciplines - 220 pages
...unless the sarcasm is directed towards oneself and turned into a form of victim humor. Satire (language) A man so various that he seemed to be Not one, but...But in the course of one revolving moon Was chemist, statesman, fiddler, and buffoon; Then all for women, painting, rhyming, drinking Besides ten thousand...
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Satire and Sentiment, 1660-1830: Stress Points in the English Augustan Tradition

Claude Julien Rawson - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 332 pages
...Achitophei. A man so various, that he seem'd to he Not one, but all Mankinds Epitome. Was Chymist, Fidler, States-Man, and Buffoon: Then all for Women, Painting,...Rhyming, Drinking; Besides ten thousand freaks that dy'd in thinking. ;liaes 345ff.) By coincidence, Dryden's lines have here a peculiarly Byronic cadence,...
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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1997 - 666 pages
...and Cressida, act 3, sc. 2, I. 77-80 (1609). Inconsistency 1 A man so various, that he seemed tobe Not one, but all mankind's epitome. Stiff in opinions,...moon Was chemist, fiddler, statesman and buffoon. JOHN DRYDEN, (1631-1700) British poet, dramatist, critic. "Absalom and Achitophel," pt. 1,1.545-50(1681)....
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Modern Italy: A Political History

Denis Mack Smith - History - 1997 - 556 pages
...champion of tradition, at another the herald of a new age. Stiff in opinions, always in the wrongi Was everything by starts, and nothing long; But, in...moon, Was chemist, fiddler, statesman and buffoon. At once revolutionary and conservative, Catholic and an ti religious, socialistic and bourgeois, the...
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Book of Humorous Quotations

Connie Robertson - English wit and humor - 1998 - 404 pages
...numerous was the herd of such Who think too little and who talk too much. 1 1 88 Absalom and Achitophel A man so various that he seemed to be Not one, but...moon, Was chemist, fiddler, statesman, and buffoon. 1189 Absalom and Achitophel In squandering wealth was his peculiar art: Nothing went unrewarded, but...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 686 pages
...numerous was the herd of such Who think too little and who talk too much. 3026 Absalom and Achitophel ine opinlons, always in the wrong; Was everything by starts, and nothing long: But, in the course of one...
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At Zero Point: Discourse, Culture, and Satire in Restoration England

Rose A. Zimbardo - History - 1998 - 222 pages
...Ramble in St. James's Park" or in the Bayes's dance confusion of The Plain Dealer's Whitehall. Zimri, A man so various, that he seemed to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome. [545-546] is not a "self" but a kaleidoscope of splintered fragments. The portrait sounds...
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The Origins of English Words: A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots

Joseph Twadell Shipley - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2001 - 684 pages
...hence alchemy and chemistry; see au I. As Dryden described many of us in Absalom and Achitophel (1681), A man so various that he seemed to be Not one, but...moon Was chemist, fiddler, statesman, and buffoon. kert: twist together. Gk khurtos, L cratis: wickerwork. L crassus: thick, solid. cartilage, cartilaginous,...
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