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" 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, statesman, and buffoon: Then... "
A catalogue of the royal and noble authors of England, Scotland, and Ireland ... - Page 305
by Horace Walpole, Thomas Park - 1806
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The New monthly belle assemblée, Volume 30

1849
...Buckingham, as "Zimri," in Dryden's " 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 eve^rthing by starts, and nothing long, Who in the course of one revolving moon Was chemist, fiddler,...
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Eminent Literary and Scientific Men: John Dryden. Two centuries of minor ...

Poets, English - 1839
...beginning — " Some of their chiefs were 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," &c. The Rehearsal did not banish heroic plays from the stage with such complete effect as...
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The London Saturday journal

1841
...George Villiers, second duke of Buckingham, in his court dress. " 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,...
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Sketches by Boz

Charles Dickens - 1839 - 404 pages
...SAYINGS AND DOINGS," "JACK BRAO," &C. In Two Volumes, 12mo. MEMOIRS OF COMEDIAN. BY MRS. MATHEWS. " A man so various, that he seem'd to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome." — DRYDEN. Proteus for shape, and mocking-bird for tongue. In Two Volumes, Royal 12mo. ELVIRA...
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The Ladies' Cabinet of Fashion, Music & Romance

Fashion
...his name calls up ! He it was whom Dryden immortalized as " A man so various, that he seem'd to bo Not one, but all mankind's epitome ; Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong, Was everything by turns, and nothing long ; Who, in the course of one revolving moon, Was fiddler,...
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The Table Talker: Or, Brief Essays on Society and Literature, Volume 2

Johnstone - Table-talk - 1840
...accomplishments, and no virtue. See where he stands : — In the first rank of these did Zimri stand ; A man so various that he seem'd to be Not one but...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,...
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Selections from the British Poets, Volume 1

Fitz-Greene Halleck - English poetry - 1840
...ZIMRI. SOME of their chiefs were 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...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,...
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Waldie's Select Circulating Library, Volume 15

Literature - 1841
...Dryden's well known character of him is in these lines. "In the first rank of these did Zimri stand; A man so various, that he seem'd to be Not one, but...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, ndler,...
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Madame de Sévigné and her contemporaries

1841
...Maintenon's letters to the Princess des Ursins betray the im* " A man so various, that he seemed to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome. Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong, He's everything by starts, and nothmg long ; But in the course of one revolving moon, Was chymist,...
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Specimens of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical Notices, and ...

Thomas Campbell - Authors, English - 1841 - 716 pages
...the land ; In the first rank of these did Zimri stand : A man so various, that he seem'd to be .V '! ; Was everything by starts, and nothing long ; But, in the course of one revolving moon, Was chemist,...
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