Joseph Rutter was tutor to the sons of Edward Sackville, fourth earl of Dorset and a friend of Ben who lived for a time with Sir Kenelm Digby. Rutter translated Corneille's The Cid at the behest of Charles I. There was a Joseph Rutter at Cambridge who may have been the poet.
The shepherds holy-day: a pastorall tragi-comaedie. 1635.
The Cid: a tragicomedy, out of French made English. 1637.
The second part of the Cid. 1640.