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ABeckett, Gilbert Abbot
(b. 1811; d. Boulogne, August 30th, 1856). More than thirty plays. The Quizziology of the British Drama (1846); Comic Blackstone (1846); Comic History of England (184748), The Comic History of Rome (1852). He edited Figaro in London and The Squib, and contributed much to various journals.