Robert Shiels

?-1753 [also Shiells, or Shields]; compiler, employed as amanuensis on Dr. Johnson’s Dictionary; chief contributor to Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland to the time of Dean Swift (1753) [Colley]; published Musidorus (1748) and other poems. ODNB


Dictionary of National Biography
: under Colley, Shiels wrote most of the Irish dramatist & actors’ lives in Theophilus Cibber’s Lives of the Poets.

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