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The Cambridge History of English and American Literature in 18 Volumes (1907–21).
Volume VII. Cavalier and Puritan.

VII. John Bunyan. Andrew Marvell


Collected Works

The Works of that Eminent Servant of Christ, Mr. John Bunyan … [Together with a large alphabetical table containing the contents of the whole by Doe, C. With prefatory epistle by Chandler, Ebenezer, and Wilson, John.] Printed, and are to be Sold by William Marshall at the Bible in Newgate-street. 1692. (Only vol. I printed.) 2nd ed., with additions and a life. 2 vols. 1736–7. 3rd ed., with additions and a preface by Whitefield, G. 2 vols. 1767–8. Also ed. Offor, G. [and Philip, R.], 3 vols., 1853, and Stebbing, H., 4 vols., 1859.

Single Works

Some Gospel Truths opened. 1656. [See E. Burrough’s reply to this.]

A Vindication of Some Gospel Truths opened. 1657.

A few Sighs from Hell, or the Groans of a damned Soul. 1658.

The Doctrine of the Law and Grace unfolded. 1659.

Profitable Meditations, fitted to Man’s different Condition. [1661.]

I will pray with the Spirit and I will pray with the Understanding also. 1663.

Christian Behaviour; or the fruits of true Christianity. [1663.]

One Thing is Needful. 1665.

The Four Last Things. Ebal and Gerizim. Prison Meditations. All in verse and published in one volume. 1665(?).

The Resurrection of the Dead and Eternal Judgment. 1665.

The Holy City, or the New Jerusalem. 1665.

Grace abounding to the chief of sinners: or, A Brief and Faithful Relation of the exceeding Mercy of God in Christ to His poor Servant, John Bunyan. 1666. Ed. Brown, J. Cambridge, 1907. (Rpt. of 6th ed.)

A Defence of the Doctrine of Justification by Faith. 1672.

A Confession of Faith. 1672.

Differences in judgment about Water-baptism no Bar to Communion. 1673.

Peaceable Principles and True. 1674.

Light for them that sit in Darkness. 1675.

Instruction for the Ignorant. 1675.

A Catechism for Children. [Written 1675.]

Saved by Grace. 1675.

The Strait Gate, or the great difficulty of going to Heaven. 1676.

The Pilgrim’s Progress from this world, to That which is to come: Delivered under the Similitude of a Dream Wherein is Discovered, The manner of his setting out, His Dangerous Journey; And safe Arrival at the Desired Countrey. I have used Similitudes, Hos. 12. 10. By John Bunyan. Licensed and Entred according to Order. Printed for Nath. Ponder at the Peacock in the Poultrey near Cornhil, 1678. Ed. Brown, J. 1887. Also ed. Brown, J., Cambridge, 1907 (rpt. of 11th ed. of part I and 2nd ed. of part 2); ed. Offor, G., Hansard Knollys Society, 1847; ed. Firth, C. H., 1898, ed. Venables, E. (with Grace Abounding and a Relation of his Imprisonment), Oxford, 1879.

Come and Welcome to Jesus Christ. 1678.

A Treatise of the Fear of God. 1679.

The life and death of Mr. Badman, presented To the World in a familiar dialogue Between Mr. Wiseman, And Mr. Attentive. By John Bunyan, the Author of the Pilgrims Progress. Printed by J. A. for Nath. Ponder at the Peacock in the Poultrey, neer the Church. 1680. Ed. Brown, J. Lethbridge, 1905. (Facsimile rpt.) See, also, with illustrations by Rhead, G. W. and L., 1900.

The Holy War, made by Shaddai upon Diabolus, For the Regaining of the Metropolis of the World, or, the Losing and Taking Again of the Town of Mansoul. By John Bunyan, the Author of the Pilgrims Progress. I have used Similitudes, Hos. 12. 10. Printed for Dorman Newman at the Kings Arms in the Poultry; and Benjamin Alsop at the Angel and Bible in the Poultry, 1682. Ed. Brown, J. 1887. Also ed. Brown, J., Cambridge, 1905 (facsimile rpt.).

The Barren Fig Tree. 1682.

The Greatness of the Soul. 1683.

A Case of Conscience resolved. 1683.

A Holy Life the Beauty of Christianity. 1684.

Seasonable Counsel; or Advice to Sufferers. 1684.

A Caution to stir up to Watch against Sin. 1684.

The Pilgrim’s Progress. From this world to That which is to come The Second Part. Delivered under the Similitude of a Dream Wherein is set forth The manner of the setting out of Christian’s Wife and Children, their Dangerous Journey, And Safe Arrival at the Desired Country. By John Bunyan. I have used Similitudes, Hos. 12. 10. Printed for Nathaniel Ponder at the Peacock in the Poultry, near the Church. 1684.

Questions about the Nature and Perpetuity of the Seventh-day-Sabbath. 1685.

A Discourse upon the Pharisee and the Publicane. 1685.

A Book for Boys and Girls: or Country Rhimes for Children. 1686. (Entitled, in later eds., Divine Emblems, or Temporal Things Spiritualized.)

The Jerusalem Sinner Saved. 1688.

The Advocateship of Jesus Christ. 1688.

Discourse of the Building, Nature, Excellency, and Government of the House of God. 1688.

The Water of Life. 1688.

Solomon’s Temple spiritualiz’d. 1688.

The Acceptable Sacrifice. 1689.

The Heavenly Footman: or, a description of the man that gets to heaven. 1698.

A Relation of the Imprisonment of Mr. John Bunyan. 1765.

Rest for a Wearied Soul. Glasgow, 1767.


Bedfordshire Notes and Queries.

Brown, J. John Bunyan, His Life, Times and Work. 1885 ff.

Cheever, G. B. Lectures on the Pilgrim’s Progress, and on the life and times of John Bunyan. 1844.

Coleridge, S. T. Literary Remains. 1836–9.

Dawson, George Biographical Lectures. 1886.

Doe, Chas. The Struggler. (At the end of the 1692 ed. of Works.)

Dowden, E. Puritan and Anglican. 1900.

Foster, A. J. Bunyan’s Country. 1901 [1900].

Froude, J. A. Bunyan. English Men of Letters. 1880.

Gilfillan, G. Literary Portraits. 2 vols. 1856.

Grier, J. B. Studies in the English of Bunyan. Philadelphia, 1872.

Gwynn, Stephen. The Masters of English Literature. 1904. (See, also, for Marvell.)

Hales, J. W. Folia Litteraria. 1893.

Hall, Mrs. S. C. Pilgrimages to English Shrines. 1850.

Hill, N. The Ancient poem of G. de Guilleville, entitled Le Pelerinage de l’Homme, compared with the Pilgrim’s Progress of John Bunyan. 1858.

Jukes, J. A brief history of Bunyan’s church. 1849.

Langford, J. A. Prison Books and their Authors. 1861.

Macaulay, T. B. Miscellaneous Writings, II, 22–39. 1880.

Shaw, G. B. Man and Superman, p. XXXI. 1903.

Simson, J. The English Universities and John Bunyan, etc. New York, 1880.

—— John Bunyan and the Gipsies. New York, 1882.

Southey, R. Life of John Bunyan. 1830.

Tulloch, J. English Puritanism and its Leaders. Edinburgh, 1861.

Whittier, J. G. Prose Works. Boston, 1866.

Woodberry, G. E. Makers of Literature. New York, 1900.

Wylie, W. H. (ed.). The Book of the Bunyan Festival. 1874.

Venables, E. Life of John Bunyan. 1888. [Contains good bibliography by Anderson, J. P.] See, also, Venables, in D. of N. B.

Zumbini, B. Saggi Critici. Naples, 1876.

Collected Works

Miscellaneous Poems. Printed for Robert Boulter, at the Turks-Head in Cornhill, 1681. (With a notice to the Reader by his widow, Mary Marvell.)

A Collection of Poems on Affairs of State.… By A—M—C Esq.; and other eminent wits.… (The third part … containing Esquire Marvel’s further Instructions to a Painter, etc.). 3 parts. 1689.

The Works of Andrew Marvell. (To which is prefixed an account of the life and writings of the author by Thomas Cooke.) 2 vols. 1726.

The Works of Andrew Marvell … containing many original Letters, Poems and Tracts, never before printed … with a life of the Author. Ed. Thompson, E. 3 vols. 1776.

The Complete Works, in verse and prose of Andrew Marvell. Ed. with memorial-introductions and notes. Grosart, A. B. 4 vols. 1872–5. The Fuller Worthies Library.

Poems and Satires of A. Marvell. Ed. Aitken, G. A. 2 vols. 1892. (Good bibliography.)

Single Prose Works

The Rehearsal Transpros’d: Or, Animadversions Upon a late Book, Intituled, A Preface shewing What Grounds there are of Fears and Jealousies of Popery. Printed by A. B. for the Assigns of John Calvin and Theodore Beza, at the sign of the Kings Indulgence, on the South-side of the Lake Lemane, 1672. Second part, Printed for Nathaniel Ponder at the Peacock in Chancery Lane near Fleet-Street, 1673.

Mr. Smirke; or, the Divine in Mode: being Certain Annotations, upon the Animadversions on the Naked Truth. Together with a Short Historical Essay, concerning General Councils, Creeds, and Impositions, in Matters of Religion. 1676.

An Account of the Growth of Popery, and Arbitrary Government in England. Printed at Amsterdam And Recommended to the Reading of all English Protestants. [1678.]

Remarks Upon a Late Disingenuous Discourse, Writ by one T. D. Under the pretence De Causa Dei, And of Answering Mr. John Howe’s Letter and Postscript of God’s Prescience, … By a Protestant. Printed and are to be sold by Christopher Hussey, at the Flower-de-luce in Little Brittain, 1678.

Plain-dealing or a full and particular examination of a late treatise entituled Humane Reason. 1675. [Attributed to Marvell.]

A Seasonable Argument to persuade all the Grand Juries … to petition for a new parliament. Or a list of the principal Labourers in the great design of Popery and Arbitrary Power. 1677. [Attributed to Marvell.]

For further works attributed to Marvell see D. of N. B.

Single Poems

The first Anniversary of the government under his Highness the Lord Protector. 1655.

The Character of Holland. 1665. Also 1672.

Clarendon’s House Warming. 1667. (Included in a quarto entitled Directions to a Painter … Being the Last Works of Sir John Denham. Whereunto is annexed, Clarindons House-Warming. By an Unknown Author. 1667.)

Dialogue between two Horses. 1675.

Advice to a Painter. [1678?.]

New Advice to a Painter. [1678?.]


Aubrey, J. Brief Lives. Ed. Clark, A. 1898.

Birrell, A. Andrew Marvell. English Men of Letters. 1905.

Dove, J. The Life of Andrew Marvell. 1832.

Hood, E. P. Andrew Marvell … his life and writings. 1853.

Landor, W. S. Imaginary Conversations, vols. III and IV. Ed. Crump, C. G. 1891.

Poscher, Robert. Andrew Marvells Poetische Werke. Weiner Beiträge zur Englischen Philologie, Band XXVIII. Vienna and Leipzig, 1903. (A full and critical account.)

Rogers, H. Andrew Marvell. Essays, I, 43. 1885.

Wood, A. à. Athenae Oxonienses, IV, 232. Ed. Bliss, P. 1813 ff.


The following MSS. in the British Museum contain copies (chiefly 17th cent.) of several of Marvell’s poems and verses:

Additional MSS. 29921, f. 80; 32096, f. 184; 34362, ff. 20, 38, 41–44, 50; 36270, f. 97.

Sloane MSS. 655, ff. 18–21b, 22–25, 59; 901, f. 1; 3087, f. 28; 3413, f. 29b; 3516, ff. 42–45.

Stowe MSS. 758, f. 147.

G. A. B.