1791 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Robert Shiels

James Boswell, in Life of Johnson, 1791; ed. G. B. Hill (1891) 1:216-17.



For Shiels, who died of a consumption he [Johnson] had much tenderness; and it has been thought that some choice sentences in the Lives of the Poets were supplied by him.