A poem by Richard Lely addressed to "H. F." (Henry Felton) would seem to indicate that this is the Lely who entered Queen's College Oxford (1712) and Lincoln's Inn (1719); a Richard Lilly entered Cambridge in 1707 (M.B. 1712). A verse epistle addressed to Ambrose Philips suggests that Lely was a Whig.
Original poems and translations. 1723.
Poems and translations on several occasions. 1727.