The son of Andrew Benlowes of Brent Hall, Essex, Edward Benlowes matriculated at St. John's College Cambridge in 1620. After travel on the Continent he inherited the family estates, married, and became a liberal patron of poets. Having spent his patrimony he spent his later years living at Oxford.
Sphinx theologica: sive musica temple. 1636.
Papa perstriclus, (Echo) ictus. 1645.
A poetic descent upon a private musick-making. 1649.
Theophila, or loves sacrifice: a divine poem by E.B. 1652.
The summary of wisedome. 1657.
A glance at the glories of sacred friendship. 1657.
Oxonii encomium. 1672.
Magna coelestis. 1673.
Oxonia elogia. 1673.