ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Richard Lely

(1690 ca.-1727 fl.)


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.


TEXT RECORDS:

1727Maevius Anglicanus.

PUBLICATIONS:

Original poems and translations. 1723.
Poems and translations on several occasions. 1727.