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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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An Anatomy of Humor

Arthur Asa Berger - Language Arts & Disciplines - 192 pages
...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 - Reference - 1997 - 625 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, 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 - Humor - 1998 - 400 pages
...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,...
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The Cambridge Companion to English Literature, 1650-1740

Steven N. Zwicker, Zwicker Steven N., University of Cambridge - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 334 pages
...it standing in its place."4 Here are a few of Dryden's fine 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:...
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Peveril of the Peak

Walter Scott - Great Britain - 2001 - 358 pages
...and of revenge.' With this manly resolution, he prosecuted his journey to London. 262 CHAPTER XXVIII A man so various, that he seem'd to be Not one, but...epitome ; Stiff in opinions — always in the wrong — Was every thing by starts, but nothing long ; Who, in the course oj one revolving moon, Was chemist,...
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The Origins of English Words: A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots

Joseph Twadell Shipley - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2001 - 672 pages
...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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Restoration Literature: An Anthology

Paul Hammond - Literary Collections - 2002 - 437 pages
...princes of the land: 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 chemist, fiddler,...
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Roles of Authority: Thespian Biography and Celebrity in Eighteenth-century ...

Cheryl Wanko - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 258 pages
...him not intimately, was a versatile character, formed by nature on a plan similar to Dryden's Zimri: A man so various, that he seem'd to be Not one but all mankind's epitome — But this is not the precise idea . . . The precise idea can be obtained only by the biographer...
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The Major Works

John Dryden, Keith Walker - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 967 pages
...princes of the land: In the first rank of these did Zimri stand;0 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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Enchanted Ground: Reimagining John Dryden, Volume 1

William Andrews Clark Memorial Library - Literary Collections - 2004 - 344 pages
...Epilogue). Contrast with this the knowing humour that animates his character of Zimri two years later: A man so various that he seem'd to be Not one, but all Mankinds Epitome. Stiff in Opinions, always in the wrong, Was every thing by starts, and nothing long;...
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