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" 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... "
English Literature in the Eighteenth Century - Page 53
by Thomas Sergeant Perry - 1883 - 450 pages
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The Art of English Poetry Containing: Rules for making verses. A collection ...

Edward Bysshe - 1710 - 620 pages
...of double Rhyme, muft have eleven ; as may be feen by thefe Verfes. A Mm fo various that he feem'du be Not one, but all Mankind's Epitome : Stiff in Opinion, always in the Wrong, Was evry thing hy ftarti, and nothing long }. But , in the Courfe of one revolving Moon, Was Fidler, Chymift,...
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The Spectator, Volume 3

1729 - 332 pages
...has exprefled this very excellently in the Character of Zlmri. A Man fo various, that he feem'd to le Not one, but all Mankind's Epitome. Stiff in Opinion, always in the Wrong, - Was every Thing by Starts, and Nothing long\ Sat in the Courfe of one revolving Moon, Was Chymijl, f idler,...
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Annual Register, Volume 111

Edmund Burke - 1870 - 712 pages
...and which, in fact, reminds us of nothing so much as Dryden's famous description of Achitophel,— " A man so various that he seemed to be, Not one, but all mankind's epitome." So is it with Robert Browning's poem. It seems to contain every thing — the buried wisdom...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 21

1759 - 606 pages
...burk-Kjmug him, in the celebrated and ftill admired Rebtarfal. 4 A man fo various that he feem'd to be • Not one, but all mankind's epitome. ' Stiff in opinion, always in the wrong ; ' Was every thing by ttarts, and nothing long ; ' But, in the courfe of one revolving iqoon, ' Was Chymift,...
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Monthly Review; Or Literary Journal Enlarged, Volume 21

Ralph Griffiths, George Edward Griffiths - 1759 - 608 pages
...burlefquing him, in the celebrated and ftill admired Rthearfal. A man fo various that he fcem'd to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome. Stiff in opinion, always in the wrong ; But, in the courfe of one revolving moon, Wiis every thing by ftarts, and nothing long ; Was Chymift,...
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 41-42

John Bell - 1777 - 644 pages
...right. 540 Such were the tools ; hut a whole hydra more Remains, of sprouting heads too long to score. Some of their chiefs were princes of the land : In...these did Zimri stand ; A man so various, that he seem'd to be 445 Not one, hut all mankind's epitome ; Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong; But,...
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The Spectator, Volume 3

1778 - 350 pages
...has expreuedthis very excellently in the character of Zimri. " A man fo various, that he feem'd to be . " Not one, but all mankind's epitome. " Stiff in opinion, always in the wrong, " Was every thing by ftarts, and nothing long ; " But in the courfe of one revolving moon, " Was chymift,...
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The Spectator, with Illustrative Notes: To which are Prefixed, the ..., Volume 3

1794 - 450 pages
...character, that is wonderfully well finished by Mr. DRYDEN, and raised upon the same foundation. " In the first rank of these did ZIMRI stand: 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 ev'ry...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden: Now ..., Volume 3

John Dryden, Edmond Malone - 1800 - 670 pages
...present, it has been universally acknowledged to be one of his happiest performances. / • / .'' ' / ' In the first rank of these did Zimri stand ; A man' so various, that he seem'd to be Not on«£ but all "mankind's epitome. Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong ; Was every...
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Bell's Edition: The Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to ...

1801 - 416 pages
...whole hydra more Remains, of sprouting heads too long to score. Some of their chiefs were princes cf the land: In the first rank of these did Zimri stand; A man so various, that he seem'd to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome ; SliiF in opinion, always in the wrong; But, in the...
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