John Whaley studied at Eton and was admitted to Cambridge on scholarship in 1728 (B. A. 1732, M. A. 1735); he was a Fellow of King's College (1731-45), assistant master at Eton, and a private tutor. Whaley was a friend of Sneyd Davies and Glocester Ridley, and tutor to Horace Walpole at Cambridge — a relationship commemorated in "A Journey to Houghton." John Nichols prints this and other of Whaley's poems in his Select Collection (1780-84). George Lyttelton's Blenheim (1728) is attributed to Whaley in NCBEL.
A collection of poems. 1732.
Original poems and translations. 1745.