ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Ayloffe

(1650 ca.-1685)


A republican friend of Andrew Marvell, Captain John Ayloffe attended Cambridge as a fellow-commoner; in 1685 he was executed for participating in the Rye House Plot. Thomas Newcomb's "Bibliotheca" brackets Ayloffe with Marvell: "A fam'd dull pair, that purely wrote | To raise our spleen, and die forgot." He has been identified with the John Ayliffe who entered St. Edmund's Hall Oxford in 1664.

TEXT RECORDS:

1674 ca.Britannia and Raleigh. By A. M.

PUBLICATIONS:

A true account, of the proceedings against John Ayloff. 1685.