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GOMPERTZ, ISAAC:

English poet; brother of Benjamin and Lewis Gompertz: born 1774; died 1856. He wrote: "June, or Light and Shade," a poem in six parts, London, 1815; "The Modern Antique, or the Muse in the Costume of Queen Anne," London, 1813; "Devon, a Poem," Teignmouth, 1825. Gompertz was much admired by his contemporaries; Dr. Jamieson, in his "Grammar of Rhetoric" (p. 357), classes Gompertz with Dryden, Pope, Addison, and Gray.

Bibliography:
  • Dict. Nat. Biog. s.v. Benjamin and Lewis Gompertz.
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