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James and Mary Ford, eds.  Every Day in the Year.  1902.
 
April 17
Character of Zimri
By John Dryden (1631–1700)
 
          Under which name the Duke of Buckingham is satirized.

“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,        5
Was chymist, fiddler, statesman and buffoon.”
 
 
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