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Gilbert Abbott (1811–1856)

À Beckett, Gilbert Abbott. An English humorist; born at London, Jan. 9, 1811; died at Boulogne, France, Aug. 30, 1856. One of the founders of Punch (1841), and author of the ‘Comic Blackstone,’ one of the cleverest burlesques in the language (1845); he also published a ‘Comic History of England’ (1848); ‘Quizziology of the British Drama’ (1846), and more than 50 plays.