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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 all... "
The first (-sixth) part of Miscellany poems, publ. by Mr. Dryden - Side 34
av Miscellany poems - 1716
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A Critical History of English Literature, Vol. 3, Volum 3

David Daiches - 1979 - 319 sider
...complex and balanced: 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: 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,...
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The Oregon Trail

Francis Parkman - 1982 - 463 sider
...seven hundred miles to the westward. CHAPTER V. The 'Big Blue.' "A man so various, that he seemed 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 space of one revolving moon, Was gamester, chemist, fiddler, and...
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A Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

Alan L. Mackay - 1991 - 312 sider
...Duke of Buckingham who 'made the whole body of vice his study'] 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 everything by starts, and nothing long: But, in the course of one revolving moon, Was chemist, fiddler,...
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The Oregon Trail ; The Conspiracy of Pontiac

Francis Parkman - 1991 - 951 sider
...seven hundred miles to the westward. Chapter V. THE 'BIG BLUE.' "A man so various, that he seemed to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome, Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong, Was even' thing by starts, and nothing long, But in the space of one revolving moon, Was gamester, chemist,...
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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, statesman,...
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An Anatomy of Humor

Arthur Asa Berger - 192 sider
...oneself and turned into a form of victim humor. Satire (language) 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 chemist, statesman,...
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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1997 - 625 sider
...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, always in the wrong; Was everything by starts, and nothing long: But in the course of one revolving moon Was chemist, fiddler,...
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Book of Humorous Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 381 sider
...think too little and who talk too much. 1188 Absalom and Achitophel 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 chemist, fiddler,...
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The Cambridge Companion to English Literature, 1650-1740

University of Cambridge - 1998 - 334 sider
...strokes directed at Buckingham's neck: A man so various, that he seem'd to be Not one, but Mankinds epitome. Stiff in Opinions, always in the wrong; Was every thing by starts, and nothing long: But, in the course of the revolving Moon, Was Chymist, Fidler, States-man,...
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The Origins of English Words: A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots

Joseph Twadell Shipley - 2001 - 636 sider
...As Dryden described many of us in Absalom and Achitophel (1681), 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 chemist, fiddler,...
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