A man so various, that he seemd to be Not one, but all mankinds 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.1
Absalom and Achitophel. Part i. Line 545.
Note 1. Grammaticus, rhetor, geometres, pictor, aliptes, Augur, schnobates, medicus, magus, omnia novit (Grammarian, orator, geometrician; painter, gymnastic teacher, physician; fortune-teller, rope-dancer, conjurer,he knew everything).Juvenal: Satire iii. line 76. [back]