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SILVEYRA (SILVEIRA), ABRAHAM (DIEGO) GOMES:

Poet and preacher; long resident in various French and Dutch towns, finally settling at Amsterdam. He was a member of the Academy of Poets founded by D. Manuel de Belmonte in 1676, and was the author of a collection of "Sermones" containing six homilies on various texts of the Bible and a funeral oration on Rachel de Pinto. His "Entretenimientos Gustosos o Dialogos Burlescos Entre un Judio, Turco, Reformado y Catolico" and his "Dissertaciones Sobre el Mesias," which he translated from the French, are extant in manuscript.

Bibliography:
  • Kayserling, Bibl. Esp.-Port.,-Jud. pp. 102 et seq.;
  • Catalogue de . . . Feu M. D. Henriques de Castro, p. 58, Amsterdam, n.d.
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