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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... "
Johnson's Lives of the British poets completed by W. Hazlitt - Pagina 141
door Samuel Johnson - 1854
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The Origins of English Words: A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots

Joseph Twadell Shipley - 2001 - 636 pagina’s
...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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Peveril of the Peak

Walter Scott - 2001 - 358 pagina’s
...opinions — always in the wrong — Was every thing by starts, but nothing long ; Who, in the course oj one revolving moon, Was chemist, fiddler, statesman, and buffoon ; Then, all for women, painting, Jiddling, drinking; Besides a thousand freaks that died in thinking. DRYDEN. WE must now transport...
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Restoration Literature: An Anthology

Paul Hammond - 2002 - 437 pagina’s
...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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The Major Works

John Dryden - 2003 - 967 pagina’s
...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, fiddler,...
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Enchanted Ground: Reimagining John Dryden

William Andrews Clark Memorial Library Staff, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of California, Los Angeles. Center for 17th- & 18th- Century Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, Center for 17th- & 18th- Century Studies Staff - 2004 - 344 pagina’s
...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...long; But, in the course of one revolving Moon, Was Chymist, Fidler, States-man, and Buffoon. (2:21,11.545-50) When Dryden later boasted of this passage,...
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Lines of Enquiry: Studies in Latin Poetry

Niall Rudd - 2005 - 228 pagina’s
...which was later elaborated by Dryden in his portrait of Zimri: 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 Roman Satire

Kirk Freudenburg - 2005 - 352 pagina’s
...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...
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The Pleasure of Poetry: Reading and Enjoying British Poetry from Donne to Burns

Nicolas H. Nelson - 2006 - 267 pagina’s
...opposition to Charles: 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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It

Joseph Roach, Professor Joseph Roach - 2007 - 260 pagina’s
...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 Chymist, Fidler,...
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The California and Oregon Trail: Being Sketches of Prairie and Rocky ...

Francis Parkman - 2007 - 328 pagina’s
...hundred miles to the westward. CHAPTER V. THE "B16 BLOT." A man *o various that Ike seemed to b* Hot one, but all mankind's epitome ; Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong, Was everything by starts, and nothing long, But, in the space ol one revolving moon, Was gamester, chemist,...
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