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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 British essayists; to which are prefixed prefaces by J. Ferguson - Page 145
by British essayists - 1819
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 41-42

John Bell - English poetry - 1777
...wrong; But, in the course of one revolving moon, Was chymist, fiddler, statesman, and huffoon: S5o Then all for women, painting, rhyming, drinking, Besides...hour employ With something new to wish or to enjoy ! Railing and praising were his usual themes, 335 And both (to show his judgment) in extremes ; So...
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The Spectator, with Illustrative Notes: To which are Prefixed, the ..., Volume 3

1794
...mankind's epitome. Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong ; Was ev'ry thing by starts, and nothing long ; But, in the course of one revolving moon, Was chemist,...statesman, and buffoon : Then all for women, painting, rhiming, drinking : Besides ten thousand freaks that dy'd in thinking. Blest madman, who could every...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden: Now ..., Volume 3

John Dryden, Edmond Malone - English prose literature - 1800
..."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,...rhyming, drinking, Besides ten thousand freaks that died in thinking. Bless'd madman ! who could every hour employ, With something new, to wish or to enjoy...
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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,...rhyming, drinking. Besides ten thousand freaks that died in thinking. Bless'd madman ! who could ever)' hour employ, With something new, to wish or to...
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The Spectator ...

1803
...revolving moon, Was chemist, fidler, statesman, and buffoon : Then all for women, painting, rhiming, drinking, Besides ten thousand freaks that dy'd in...hour employ, With something new to wish, or to enjoy !' ADDISON. C. * In his " Absalom and Achitophel." 2 This character was designed for George Villiers,...
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The Spectator ...

Joseph Addison - 1803
...revolving moon, Was chemist, fidler, statesman, and buffoon : Then all for women, painting, rhiming, drinking, Besides ten thousand freaks that dy'd in...hour employ, With something new to wish, or to enjoy !' ADDISON. C. 1 In his " Absalom and Achitophel." 2 This character was designsd for George Villiers,...
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A Plea for Religion and the Sacred Writings: Addressed to the Disciples of ...

David Simpson - Age of reason - 1803 - 351 pages
...shall raise me to the heights of happiness, " Bur, in the course of one revolving moon, " Was chymist, fiddler, statesman, and buffoon : " Then all for women,...rhyming, drinking ; " Besides ten thousand freaks that died in thinking." WENTWORTH DILLON, Earl of Roscemmtn, contemporary with BUCKINGHAM, was also a man...
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Poetical Works

John Dryden - 1808
...and butfoon : Then nil for women, painting, rhyming, drinking, Besides ten thousand freaks that died in thinking. Blest madman ! who could every hour employ With something new to wish or to enjoy! Railing and praising were his usual themes, And both (to show his judgment) in extremes; So over violent,...
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The British Essayists, Volume 8

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1808
...in opinions, always in the wrong . Was every thing by starts, and nothing long ; But, in the conrse of one revolving moon, Was chemist, fiddler, statesman,...c. N" 163. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1711. Si quid ego cufiucro, curamre lerasso Qiue nunc li coquit, et vet-sat sub pectore fixa, Ecquid ait pretii 1 ENN....
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The British Essayists;: Spectator

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1808
...mankind's epitome. Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong ; Was every tiling by starts, and nothing long ; But, in the course of one revolving moon, "Was chemist,...new to wish, or to enjoy * ! c. N 163. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER6, 1711. . Si quid ego attfuero, curamve levasso Qua: mmc te coquit, et versat sub pectore...
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