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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 chemist, fiddler, statesman, and buffoon ; Then... "
The Spectator, with Illustrative Notes: To which are Prefixed, the Lives of ... - Page 184
1794
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden: Now ..., Volume 3

John Dryden - English prose literature - 1800
...seem'd to be Not onę£ but all "mankind's epitome. Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong ; Was every thing by starts, and nothing long ; But, in the course...statesman, and buffoon : Then all for women, painting, rhyming, drinking, Besides ten thousand freaks that died in thinking. Bless'd madman ! who could every...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden: Now ..., Volume 3

John Dryden - 1800 - 662 pages
...Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong; Was every thing by starts, and nothing long; But, in the coarse of one revolving moon, Was chemist, fiddler, statesman, and buffoon : . Then all for women, painting, rhyming, drinking. Besides ten thousand freaks that died in thinking. Bless'd madman ! who could ever)'...
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The Spectator ...

Joseph Addison - English essays - 1803
...seem'd to be Not one, but all 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, fidler, statesman, and buffoon : Then all for women, painting, rhiming, drinking, Besides ten thousand...
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Select British Classics, Volume 13

English literature - 1803
...seera'd to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome. Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong, Was every thing by starts, and nothing long ; But in the course of one revolvmg moon, Was chymist, fiddler, statesman, and buffoon. Then all for women, paintings, rhyming,...
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Poetical Works

John Dryden - 1808
...seem'd to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome ; Still' in opinions, always in the wrong; Was every thing by starts, and nothing long; But, in the course of one revolving moon, Was chemist, tiddler, statesman, and butfoon : Then nil for women, painting, rhyming, drinking, Besides ten thousand...
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A Catalogue of the Royal and Noble Authors of England, Scotland ..., Volume 3

Horace Walpole - English literature - 1806
...seeiu'd to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome. Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong, He's every thing by starts, and nothing long ; But, in the course of one revolving moon, Was chymist, fidler, statesman, and buffoon. In squand'ring wealth was his peculiar art, Nothing went unrewarded,...
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A Catalogue of the Royal and Noble Authors of England, Scotland, and Ireland ...

Horace Walpole - English literature - 1806
...seem'd to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome. Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong, He 's every thing by starts, and nothing long: But in the course of one revolving moon, Waschymist, fidler, statesman, and buffoon. In squand'ring wealth was his peculiar art, Nothing went...
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The British Essayists;: Spectator

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1808
...to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome. Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong ; Was every tiling by starts, and nothing long ; But, in the course of...statesman, and buffoon : Then all for women, painting, rhyming, drinking, Besides ten thousand freaks that dy'd in thinking. Blest madman, who could every...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes ..., Volume 9

John Dryden - English literature - 1808
...seemed to be Not one, but all 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, fidler, statesman, and buffoon ; * Note XVII. t The dissenting clergymen, expelled by the Act of Conformity....
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected ...

John Dryden, Walter Scott - English literature - 1808
...seemed to be Not one, but all 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, fidler, statesman, and buffoon ; * Note XVII. f The dissenting clergymen, expelled by the Act of Conformity....
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