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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 Legacy of Rome: A New Appraisal

Reader in Classical Languages and Literature Fellow Richard Jenkyns - 1992 - 479 pagina’s
...seem'd to be Not one. but all Mankind's Epitome. StitTin Opinions, always in the Wrong; Was Everything by Starts, and Nothing long: But, in the Course of one revolving Moon, Was Chymist, Fidler, States-man, and Buffoon; Then all for Women, Painting, Rhiming, Drinking, Besides...
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An Anatomy of Humor

Arthur Asa Berger - 192 pagina’s
...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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James II and English Politics, 1678-1688

Michael A. Mullett - 1994 - 85 pagina’s
...famous depiction of the absurd Whig aristocrat, George Villiers, second Duke of Buckingham - 'Zimri': Stiff in Opinions, always in the wrong; Was every...long: But in the course of one revolving Moon, Was Chymist, Fidler, States-Man, and Buffoon. Dryden also reflected growing scepticism about the Popish...
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Satire and Sentiment, 1660-1830: Stress Points in the English Augustan Tradition

Claude Julien Rawson - 2000 - 309 pagina’s
...Achitophei. A man so various, that he seem'd to he Not one, but all Mankinds Epitome. Was Chymist, Fidler, States-Man, and Buffoon: Then all for Women, Painting,...Rhyming, Drinking; Besides ten thousand freaks that dy'd in thinking. ;liaes 345ff.) By coincidence, Dryden's lines have here a peculiarly Byronic cadence,...
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Modern Italy: A Political History

Denis Mack Smith - 1997 - 534 pagina’s
...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...moon, Was chemist, fiddler, statesman and buffoon. At once revolutionary and conservative, Catholic and an ti religious, socialistic and bourgeois, the...
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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1997 - 625 pagina’s
...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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The Cambridge Companion to English Literature, 1650-1740

University of Cambridge - 1998 - 334 pagina’s
...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...by starts, and nothing long: But, in the course of the revolving Moon, Was Chymist, Fidler, States-man, and Buffoon, (lines 545-50) The victim of satire...
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Book of Humorous Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 381 pagina’s
...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...moon, Was chemist, fiddler, statesman, and buffoon. 1189 Absalom and Achitophel In squandering wealth was his peculiar art: Nothing went unrewarded, but...
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Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 pagina’s
...seemed to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome. Stiff in opinlons, always in the wrong; Was everything 3027 Absalom and Achitophel In squandering wealth was his peculiar art: Nothing went unrewarded, but...
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Book of Humorous Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 381 pagina’s
...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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