1892 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Robert Pearse Gillies

Frederic Boase, Modern English Biography (1892-1921) 1:1150.



ROBERT PIERCE GILLIES (son of Dr. Thomas Gillies d. 1808). b. at or near Arbroath 1788; educ. Edin. univ.; admitted advocate 1813; in pecuniary difficulties from 1813 to his decease; imprisoned for debt 1847-9; friend of Scott and Wordsworth; and early contributor to Blackwood's Mag.; called Kempferhausen in the Noctes Ambrosianae; founder and editor of Foreign Quarterly Review, July 1827; resided in London 1827 and at Boulogne 1840-47; author of Childe Alarique, a poet's reverie, by R. P. G. 1814; The confessions of Sir H. Longueville, by R. P. G. 2 vols. 1814; German stories 3 vols. 1826; Tales of a voyager to the Arctic Ocean 6 vols. 1826-29; Memoirs of a literary veteran 3 vols. 1851. d. Kensington 28 Nov. 1858.