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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... "
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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1997 - 625 pages
...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, statesman and buffoon. JOHN DRYDEN, (1631-1700) British poet, dramatist, critic....
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Modern Italy: A Political History

Denis Mack Smith - History - 1997 - 534 pages
...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 the course of one revolving moon, Was chemist, fiddler, statesman and buffoon. At once revolutionary and conservative, Catholic and an ti...
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Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...seemed to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome. Stiff in opinlons, always in the wrong; Was everything chemist, fiddler, statesman, and buffoon. 3027 Absalom and Achitophel In squandering wealth was his...
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Book of Humorous Quotations

Connie Robertson - Humor - 1998 - 400 pages
...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, statesman, and buffoon. 1189 Absalom and Achitophel In squandering wealth was his...
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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
...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, statesman, and buffoon. kert: twist together. Gk khurtos, L cratis: wickerwork. L...
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Restoration Literature: An Anthology

Paul Hammond - Literary Collections - 2002 - 437 pages
...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, statesman, and buffoon: 550 Then all for women, painting, rhyming, drinking, Besides...
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The Major Works

John Dryden, Keith Walker - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 967 pages
...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, statesman, and buffoon: 550 Then all for women, painting, rhyming, drinking, Besides...
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Enchanted Ground: Reimagining John Dryden, Volume 1

William Andrews Clark Memorial Library - Literary Collections - 2004 - 344 pages
...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...Moon, Was Chymist, Fidler, States-man, and Buffoon. (2:21,11.545-50) When Dryden later boasted of this passage, did he remember his rule that the satirist...
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The Cambridge Companion to Roman Satire

Kirk Freudenburg - History - 2005 - 352 pages
...anything but subtle treatment in Absalom: "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, States-man, and Buffoon ..." (547ff.). Indeed, much of the satiric rhetoric in Absalom draws...
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Lines of Enquiry: Studies in Latin Poetry

Niall Rudd - History - 2005 - 228 pages
...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, statesman and buffoon. After complexity, the divided mind. Because of their imperial...
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