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D'Israeli, Isaac (1766-1848), an English man of letters, was born at Enfield, in Middlesex, his father, Benjamin D'Israeli, being a Spanish Jew who came from Venice to England in 1748, and made a, fortune. The son Isaac had no turn for commerce, but displayed a great taste for literature, which he was allowed to follow up. His first work was upon the abuse of satire, which was directed against "Peter Pindar." In 1791-1793 appeared the work by which most people know him - The Curiosities of Literature. In 1795 he published an Essay on the Literary Character, and later The Loves of Mejneun a.nd Leila. In 1828-1831 appeared The Life and Beiyn of diaries I. Trouble with his eyes put a stop to other projected works, but in 1841 he produced Amenities of Literature. His son Benjamin D'Israeli (Lord Beaconsfield) published in 1849 an edition of his works, preceded by a notice of his life.

“Let us urge forward our spirits, and make them approach the invisible world, and fix our mind upon immaterial things, till we clearly perceive that these are no dreams; nay, that all things are dreams and shadows besides them.”
–Henry Scougal, The Life of God in the Soul of Man