The Cambridge History of English and American Literature in 18 Volumes (190721).
Vol. 15. Colonial and Revolutionary Literature; Early National Literature, Part I.
III. The Puritan Divines, 16201720.
It is not possible within the compass of the present work to give a full bibliography of the New England divines. It has seemed best, therefore, to give a vol. 125 fairly adequate list of the writings of the better known men, supplemented by important contemporary material in biography and criticism, as well as later suggestive titles.
In making selection of the writers to be treated, the editor has been guided mainly by the political significance of the mena consideration which has entailed the omission of influential ministers like Thomas Shepard, Charles Chauncy, John Wilson, John Norton, and John Davenport, of the emigrant generation; and of Benjamin Colman, Benjamin Wadsworth, Solomon Stoddard, and Samuel Willard, of the native generations. How greatly the bibliography would be added to if these men were included, becomes evident from a glance at such a as work Evans American Bibliography. Of the four last named there were published in America alone, prior to 1730, 186 titles, including Willards Compleat Body of Divinity, in two hundred and fifty expository Lectures, the first folio of divinity, and the largest work till then published in America. The emigrant generation was greatly hampered by the lack of an adequate press near at hand; but with the development of such a press, the quantity of output was enormously increased, and during the days of Puritan decline, New England rather than old England was the prolific home of theological controversy. The difficulties of making a bibliography of the field are very great, and in spite of the many special studies by various scholars drawn upon, it is scarcely to be hoped that numerous errors will not have crept in; care has been taken, however, to make it as trustworthy as possible. A few titles of general authorities are included by way of suggestion.
- GENERAL AUTHORITIES
- Dexter, Henry M. The Congregationalism of the Last Three Hundred Years, as Seen in its Literature. With a Bibliographical Appendix. 1880. (An excellent history and indispensable for its bibliographical information.)
- Masson, David. Life of Milton. 6 vols. London, 18591880. (Valuable for the English backgrounds of Puritanism.)
- Mather, Cotton. Magnalia Christi American. London, 1702. Hartford, 2 vols., 1820, 1853. (An indispensable source-book, but not reliable.)
- Sprague, W.B. Annals of the American Pulpit. 1857. Vols. 1 and VI. Tyler, M.C. A History of American Literature during the Colonial Period. 2 vols. 1897.
- Walker, Williston. A History of the Congregational Churches in the United States. 1900. American Church History, vol. III. (Contains an excellent bibliography of criticism.)
- Winsor, Justin. Memorial History of Boston. 4 vols. Boston, 188086.
- I. JOHN COTTON (15851652)
The following list of Cottons writings has been compiled from the British Museum Catalogue, Winsors Catalogue of the Prince Library, Dexters Collections toward a Bibliography of Congregationalism, and Evans American Bibliography; supplemented from various other sources.
- A. Separate Works
The Puritan Divines, 16201720
(1) Gods Promise to his Plantation. 2 Sam. 7.10. Etc. London, 1630, 1634. Boston, 1686. Reprinted in Old South Leaflets, no. 53 and New. Eng. Hist. & Gen. Reg. II. See Mead in Biography and Criticism. (2) How far Moses Judicialls bind Mass[achusetts]. Printed with introd. by W.C. Ford, in Mass. Hist. Soc. Proc. Sec. Series, 16, 274284. Assigned by the ed. to 1636 [P], and believed to be a copy of Moses his Judicials. (3) A Letter from Mr Cotton to Lord Say and Seal in the Year 1636. Printed in Hutchinson, Hist. Mass. Bay, 1, 496501. (4) An Abstract of the Lawes of New England as they are now established. London, 1641, 1655. Reprinted in Mass. Hist. Soc. Coll. First Series, v, 173; in Force Tracts, III, 1844; and by the Prince Soc. 1865. [See no. 2 above.] (5) A coppy of a letter of Mr Cotton of Boston in New England, sent in answer of certaine objections made against the discipline and orders there. [London], 1641. (6) Gods Mercie mixed with his Justice: or, his peoples deliverance in time of danger laid open in severall sermons. London, 1641. [See no. 44.] (7) The Way of Life. Or, Gods way and course, in bringing the Soule into
the wayes of life and peace. London, 1641. In the Prince Library Cat. the title is given thus: The Way of Life. In foure Treatises. The pouring out of the Spirit, Sins deadly wound, The Christians Charge, the life of Faith. London, 1641. (8) A Brief Exposition of the whole Book of Canticles
a Work very usefull and seasonable to every Christian: but especially such as endeavour and thirst after the setling of Church and State according to the Rule and Pattern of the Word of God, etc. London, 1642, 1648, 1655. (9) The Churches Resurrection, or the Opening of The Fift and sixt verses of the 20th Chap. of the Revelation. London, 1642. (10) The Doctrine of the Church, to which are committed the Keyes of the Kingdome of Heaven. [London], 1642. Second ed. same year. Third ed. "according to a more exact copy
and some few proofes and wordes added, etc." London, 1643. Another form, Questions and Answers upon Church Government, in a Treatise of Faith, etc., [P, 1713P] in Yale Univ. Lib. gives date, "begun 25. 11 M. 1634." (II) A Modest and Cleare Answer to Mr. Balls Discourse on set formes of Prayer. London, [1642.] (12) The Powring out of the Seven Vials; or an Exposition of the 16. Chapter of the Revelation,
with an Application of it to our Times, etc. [London] 1642, 1645. (13) The True Constitution of a particular visible Church proved by Scripture, etc. London, 1642. (14) Discourse about civil government in a new plantation whose design is Religion. [London], 1643. Re-issued with a slightly different title. Cambridge, 1663. [Assigned to J. Davenport by C. Mather. Cottons name is on the title page.] (15) A Letter
to Mr Williams
Wherein is shewed, That those ought to be received into the Church who are Godly, though they doe not see, nor expressly bewaile all the pollutions in Church-fellowship, Ministery, Worship, Government. London, 1643. Reprinted, with introd. by R.A. Guild, in Narr. Club. Pub. 1, 287311. (16) The Keyes of the Kingdom of Heaven, and Power thereof, according to the Word of God
tending to reconcile some present differences about Discipline, etc. London, 1644. Re-issued the same year, [minor variations in the title-page]. Boston, 1852. (17) Sixteene questions
propounded unto Mr John Cotton, of Boston in New England. Together with his Answers to each Question. London, 1644. [See no. 20.] (18) The Covenant of Gods free grace most sweetly unfolded, etc. London, 1645. (19) The Way of the Churches of Christ in New-England, or the Way of Churches walking in Brotherly equalitie, etc. London, 1645. [This and The Keyes were replied to in 1645, in a tract, Vindiciae Clavium
the Middle-way (so called) of Independents, to be the Extreme, or By-way of the Brownists, etc.] (20) A Conference at Boston With the Elders of New-England, With The Difference between the Christian and Antichristian Church. [The latter by F. Cornwell.] London, 1646. [Another version of no. 17.] (21) The Controversie concerning liberty of conscience in matters of Religion truly stated
by way of answer to some arguments
sent unto him [by Roger Williams], etc. London, 1646, 1649. (22) Milk for Babes drawn out of the Breasts of both Testaments, chiefly for the spirituall nourishment of Boston babes in either England, etc. London, 1646. Reprinted in Cambridge 1656, with title, Spirituall Milk for Boston Babes in either England. Drawn out of the Breasts of both Testaments for their souls nourishment. But may be of like use to any children. London, 1668. Boston, 1690. With Indian translation by Grindal Rawson, Cambridge, 1691. Included in the Indiane Primer, Boston, 1720. (23) Severall Questions of Serious and necessary Consequence, Propounded by the Teaching Elders unto Mr. J.C.
with his respective Answers to each Question. [London], 1646, 1647. [See nos. 17 and 20 above. The questions seem to have excited great interest in England, as the different forms under which the original work was re-issued, testify.] (24) A treatise of Mr Cottons, clearing certaine doubts concerning Predestination. Together with an examination thereof
by W. Twisse. London, 1646. [The title is deceptive; the work does not contain Cottons treatise.] (25) The Bloudy Tenent, Washed, And made white in the bloud of the Lamb: being discussed and discharged of bloud-guiltinesse by just Defence
Whereunto is added a Reply to Mr. Williams Answer, to Mr. Cottons Letter. London, 1647. (26) The Grounds and Ends of the Baptisme of the children of the Faithfull, etc. London, 1647. (27) A Reply to Mr. Williams his Examination; And Answer of the Letters sent to him by John Cotton. London, 1647. Reprinted, with introd. by J. L. Diman, Narr. Club Pub. 11, 1240. [See no. 25.] (28) Singing of Psalmes, a Gospel-Ordinance. London, 1647, 1650. (29) Ad Lectorem Praefatio Apologetica. Prefixed to J. Nortons Responsio ad Totam Quaestionem, etc. [London] 1648. (30) The Way of Congregational Churches cleared: in two treatises: etc. London, 1648. [Some copies bound with Hookers Survey, with a general title.] (31) A Platform of Church discipline gathered out of the word of God: and agreed upon
in the Synod at Cambridge in New-England. Etc. Cambridge, 1649. [Probably the joint work of Cotton and R. Mather.] (32) Christ the fountaine of life, etc. London, 1650. (33) Of the Holinesse of Church Members. London, 1650. (34) Letter to the "Lord General Cromwell." 1651. Prince Soc. Pub. 1: 262265. See Cromwells Letter to Cotton. New Hamp. Hist. Soc. Col. 1. (35) Verses, prefixed to S. Stones Congregational Church is a Catholike Visible Church. 1652. (36) A Briefe Exposition
Ecclesiastes. London, 1654. Sec. ed. "Corrected." 1657. (37) Certain Queries Tending to Accommodation and Communion of Presbyterian & Congregationall Churches. London, 1654. (38) The New Covenant, or, manner of giving and receiving of the Covenant of Grace to the Elect. The substance of sundry Sermons. London, 1654. (39) The Result of a Synod at Cambridge, concerning The Power of Magistrates [and] Synods; etc. London, 1654. (40) The Covenant of Grace
Whereunto are added: Certain Queries tending to Accommodation
Also, A Discussion of the Civill Magistrates Power in matters of Religion. London, 1655. [A general title covering the three tracts issued the preceding year.] (41) An exposition upon the thirteenth chapter of the Revelation. London, 1655, 1656. (42) A Practicall Commentary
upon the First Epistle Generall of John. London, 1656. 2d ed. "Inlarged," 1658. (43) A Defence From the imputation of Selfe Contradiction, charged on him by Dan: Cawdrey. Oxford, 1658. [Prefixed is J. Owens Answer to Cawdrey about Schisme.] (44) The Saints Support & Comfort in The Time of Distress and Danger, With divers other Treatises, etc. [A re-issue under different title of no. 6.] (45) A Treatise of The covenant of Grace, As it is dispensed to the Elect Seed. The substance of divers Sermons. London, 1659. [A 2d ed., under different title, of no. 18.] (46) A Sermon preached
at Salem. 1636. To which is prefixed, a Retraction of his former opinion concerning baptism. Boston, 1713. (47) A Treatise. I. Of Faith. II. Twelve
articles of Christian religion. III. A doctrinal conclusion. IV. Questions & Answers upon Church-government. [Boston], 1713. (48) In manuscript. Notes of Cottons sermons, preserved by I. Mather. Also, sermons. In Amer. Antiquar. Soc. Lib., Worcester, Mass.
- B. Biography and Criticism
Considerable biographical material will be found in Winthrops Journal. For Cottons position in the Mrs. Hutchinson case, fairly full records have been in accounts of the trial, in Hutchinson, Hist. Mass. Bay, II, Appendix 2, 482520; and in Mass. Hist. Soc. Proc. Sec. Series, 4, 159191. A suggestive discussion is given in C.F. Adams Three Episodes of Massachusetts History, Part II, The Antinomian Controversy. See also the Cotton Papers, in the Prince Library, listed in Winsors catalogue, 150. No satisfactory life of Cotton has been written.
- A censure of
J.C., lately of New-England upon the way of Mr Hendon; expressed in some animadversions of his upon a letter of Mr Hendons, sometimes sent to Mr Elmeston, etc. [Two other parts.] London, 1656.
- Blenkin, G.B. Boston, England, and John Cotton in 1621. N.E. Hist. and Gen. Reg. 28.
- Brooks, William Gray. John Cotton, "The Father of Boston." [With portrait.] New Eng. Mag. Feb., 1887.
- Cawdrey, Daniel. The Inconsistencie of the Independent way, With Scripture, and It Self
. I. Vindiciarum with Mr. Cotton, Etc. London, 1651.
- Clarke, Sam. Lives of Ten Eminent Divines. London, 1662.
- Ellis, Geo. E. John Cotton in Church and State. International Review. 1880.
- Emerson, Wm. An Historical Sketch of the 1st Church in Boston, from its formation to the present period, etc. Boston, 1812.
- Ford, W.C. John Cottons Moses, his judicials and abstract of the Laws of New England. Cambridge, 1902. Reprinted from Mass. Hist. Soc. Proc.
- Gray, F.C. Remarks on the Early Laws of Mass. Bay, etc. 3 Mass. Hist. Soc. Coll. VIII. [A Consideration of Cottons share in forming the Body of Liberties.]
- Hubbard, Rev. Wm. General History of New England. Chapters, 3740. 2 Mass. Hist. Soc. Coll. v.
- Maclure, A.W. Lives of the Chief Fathers of New England. Vol. 1, 1870.
- Mather, Cotton. Johannes in Eremo. Memoirs, Relating to the Lives of the Ever-Memorable, Mr. John Cotton
Mr. John Norton, etc. Boston, 1695. Reprinted in Magnalia, III, 8. [The Cotton portion based on Whiting.]
- Mead, Edwin D. John Cottons Farewell Sermon to Winthrops Company at Southampton. 3 Mass. Hist. Soc. Proc. 1, 101115.
- Norton, John. The Life and Death of the deservedly Famous Mr. John Cotton, the late Reverend Teacher of the Church of Christ at Boston in New England. Collected out of the Writings and Information of
Samuel Whiting, etc. Cambridge, 1657. Reprinted, London, 1658, with the title: Abel being dead yet speaketh; or, the life and death of
John Cotton, etc. Re-issued as Memoirs of John Cotton, with preface and notes by E. Pond. 1842.
- Norton, John. A Funeral elegy upon the Death of the truly Reverend Mr. John Cotton, etc. 4 Mass. Hist. Soc. Coll. IV, 331.
- Parkman, Francis. Review of Ponds Memoirs. North Amer. Review. Vol. 38.
- Thornton, J.W. The Cotton Family. A genealogical table. N.E. Hist. and Gen. Reg. 1, 164.
- Waterston, R.C. George Herbert and John Cotton. Mass. Hist. Soc. Proc. IX.
- Walker, Williston. Ten New England Leaders. 1901.
- Whiting, Rev. Samuel. Materials in Youngs Chronicles of Mass. 419430. [One of the chief sources of C. Mathers and J. Nortons accounts. Whiting was Cottons parishioner in Boston, Eng., and later settled at Lynn, Mass.]
- Young, A. John Cottons Life and Letters. Chronicles of the First Planters, etc. Boston, 1846.
- II. NATHANIEL WARD (1578 [?]1652)
- A. Separate Works
(1) The Liberties of the Massachusets Colonie in New England. [Cambridge, 1641?] The celebrated Body of Liberties. Probably not originally published. A facsimile reproduction of the Hutchinson MS, with printed version, ed. by W. H. Whitmore, was published by the City of Boston, 1889. Frequently reprinted. (2) The Simple Cobler of Aggawamm in America. Willing to help mend his Native Country, lamentably tattered, both in the upper-Leather and sole, with all the honest stitches he can take. Etc. London, 1647. 4th ed. the same year. First reprinted in America, Boston, 1713. Several later editions, the latest by the Ipswich Hist. Soc. Salem, 1906. From 4th ed. (3) A Religious Retreat sounded to a Religious Army. [London?], 1647. (4) A Word to Mr. Peters, and Two Words to the Parliament and Kingdom, [London], 1647 [?] (5) Mercurius Antime-chanicus, or the Simple Cobblers Boy, with his Lap full of Caveats. London, 1648. [Ascribed to Ward, but probably wrongfully.] (6) The Pulpit Incendiary [?] (7) Five letters to John Winthrop. Mass. Hist. Soc. Coll. 4th ser. VII, 23. (8) Letter to the Rev. Mr. Sancroft. New Eng. Hist. and Gen. Reg. Jan., 1883.
- B. Biography and Criticism
- Dean, John Ward. A Memoir of Nathaniel Ward. Albany, 1868.
- Gray, F.C. Remarks on the Early Laws of Mass. Bay; with the Code adopted in 1641, etc. Mass. Hist. Soc. Coll. 3d ser. VIII, 191. The Body of Liberties reprinted, pp. 216237.
- Phillips, Stephen H. Sketch of the Rev. Nathaniel Ward, of Ipswich. Essex Institute Hist. Col. Vol. VI. Salem, 1864.
- III. JOHN ELIOT (16041690)
- A. Separate Works
Much uncertainty exists in regard to the authorship of some of the Indian tracts commonly attributed to Eliot. As the best known of the Indian mission-aries, he was doubtless asked to contribute to various propagandist tracts, and to some he contributed letters, even though the body of the text was the work of other hands. The subject is considered in Franciss Life of Eliot, 345350.
(1) The Bay Psalm Book. [Cambridge], 1640. [See Richard Mather.] (2) The Day Breaking, if not The Sun-Rising of the Gospell with the Indians in New-England, etc. [London], 1647. Reprinted in 3 Mass. Hist. Soc. Coll. IV; by Sabin, 1865; and in Old South Leaflets, no. 143, vol. VI. [An anonymous tract commonly attributed to Eliot, but according to Francis, this is unquestionably a mistake. Assigned by him to John Wilson.] (3) The Glorious Progress of the Gospel amongst the Indians in New England, etc. Published by Edward Winslow. London, 1649. [The body of the work consists of four letters, one by T. Mayhew and three by Eliot.] (4) Letter to Hugh Peters, 12 Oct., 1649. In no. 17 of A Perfect Diurnall of Proceedings of the Armies in England, Ireland, and Scotland. [London], 1649. (5) A Primer or Catechism, in the Massachusetts Indian Language. Cambridge, 1653 [?], or 1654[?], 1662, 1687. (6) Tears of Repentance; A further Narrative of the Progress of the Gospel amongst the Indians in New England;
Related by Mr. Eliot and Mr Mayhew, etc. London, 1653. Reprinted in 3 Mass. Hist. Soc. Coll. IV. [A large tract published by the Corporation. It contains Eliots Brief Relation of the Proceedings of the Lords Work among the Indians in reference unto their Church-Estate. (7) The Book of Genesis. Translated into the Mass. Indian Language. Cambridge, 1655. (8) A Late and Further
Being a Narrative of the Examinations of the Indians about their Knowledge in Religion, by the Elders of the Churches. Related by Mr. John Eliot. London, 1655. [Published by the Corporation. Consists of two parts: A Brief Narrative of the Indians Proceedings in respect of Church-Estate, etc; and The Examination of the Indians at Roxbury, the 13th Day of the 4th Month, 1654.] (9) A Few Psalmes in Meeter. Translated into the Massachusetts Indian language. Cambridge, 1658. (10) The Christian Commonwealth, or, the Civil Policy of the Rising Kingdon of Jesus Christ, written before the interruption of the government, etc. London, . Reprinted in 3 Mass. Hist. Soc. Coll. IX. (11) A Further Accompt of the Progresse of the Gospel amongst the Indians in New England. By J. Eliot. London, 1659. (12) Christiane Oonoowae Sampoowaonk: A Christian Covenanting Canfession [sic]. Cambridge, 1660, , 1670. (13) A Further Account of the Progress of the Gospel amongst the Indians in New England; being a Relation of the Confessions made by several Indians, in order to their Admission into Church Fellowship. Sent over to the Corporation
. By Mr. John Eliot, etc. London, 1660. [Not the same as no. 11.] (14) The New Testament
Translated into the Indian Language, etc. Cambridge, 1661, 16801. (15) Holy Bible: containing the Old Testament and the New. Translated into the Indian Language, etc. Cambridge, 1663. Re-issued in revised form, 1685. [For a detailed account of this important work, see Evans American Bibliography.] (16) The Pasalter or Book of PsalmsUp-Bookum Psalmes. Cambridge, 1663. [From the same forms as no. 15. Possibly another and different edition was issued, either in 1663, or 1664.] (17) Wehkomaonganoo asquam peantogig etc. Cambridge, 1664, 1689. [A translation of Baxters Call to the Unconverted.] (18) Communion of Churches: or, The Divine Managment of Gospel Churches, by the ordinance of Councils, Constituted
according to the Scriptures. As also The Way of bringing all Christian Parishes to be Particular Reforming Congregational Churches: Humbly proposed as a way which
may, by the blessing of the Lord, be a means of uniting those two holy and eminent Parties, the Presbyterians and the Congregationals, etc. Cambridge, 1655. [The first book privately printed in America.] (19) Manitowompae pomantomoonk, etc. Cambridge, 1665, [1685?], 1686, 1687. [A translation of Baylys Practice of Piety.] (20) The Indian Grammar begun, etc. Cambridge, 1666. Re-issued with notes, introd., and observations, by P. S. Du Ponceau and J. Pickering. Boston, 1822. In Old South Leaflets, no. 52, vol. 111. (21) The Indian Primer; or the way of training up our Indian youth in the good knowledge of God, etc. Cambridge, 1669, 1687 [?]. Reproduced exactly, Edinburgh, 1877. With Confession of 1660 added, 1880. (22) A Briefe Narrative of the Progress of the Gospel among the Indians in New England in the Year 1670. Given in by the Rev. Mr. John Eliot
in a Letter etc. [London] 1671. Reprinted by W. T. R. Marvin, Boston, 1868. In Old South Leaflets under title Eliots Brief Narrative, no. 21, vol. 1. (23) Indian dialogues, for their instruction in that great service of Christ, etc. Cambridge, 1671. (24) The Logick Primer. Some logical notions to initiate the Indians in the knowledge of the rule of reason; etc. [Cambridge], 1672. (25) An Account of Indian Churches in New-England, in a letter. 1673. 1 Mass. Hist. Soc. Coll. X. (26) The Harmony of the Gospels, in the holy history of the humiliation and sufferings of Jesus Christ, etc. Boston, 1678. (27) A Brief Answer to a Small Book written by John Norcot Against Infant-Baptisme. Etc. Boston, 1679. [Given by Dexter as 1699.] (28) The Dying Speeches of several Indians. [Cambridge. Between 1680 and 1686. Given by Dexter as 1680; by Evans, as 1683?] (29) Sampwutteahae quinnuppekompauaenin. Etc. Cambridge, 1689. [A translation of T. Shepards Sincere Convert.] (30) Indiane Primer Asuh negonneyeuuk. Boston, 1720. The Primer of 1669, edited and adapted by E. Mayhew, with the addition of Rawsons translation of Cottons Milk for Babes. (31) Letters. Description of New England, 1650. 2 Mass. Hist. Soc. Proc. 11, 1644, Rhode Island Hist. Soc. New Series, VI, 165152, N. E. Hist. and Gen. Reg. XXXVI; 1664, N. E. Hist. and Gen. Reg. IX, 16701688, To Hon. Robert Boyle, 1 Mass. Hist. Soc. Coll. III.
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- B. The Indian Tracts
Considerable material relating to Eliot and work among the Indians is embodied in various tracts put forth to further the missionary cause among the native tribes. Some of the more important are listed below. For a discussion, see Franciss Life.
(1) Good Newes from New England; or, A True Relation of Things very remarkable at the Plantation of Plimouth in New England
Written by E. W. [Edward Winslow] etc. London, 1624. Reprinted in Mass. Hist. Soc. Coll. First series, VIII, and Sec. series, IX. (2) New Englands First Fruits, in Respect, 1. of the Conversion of some, Conviction of divers. Preparation of sundry of the Indians. 2. Of the Progresse of Learning in the College at Cambridge, etc. London, 1643. The second part reprinted, 1 Mass. Hist. Soc. Coll. 1. (3) The Cleare Sun-shine of the Gospel breaking forth upon the Indians in New England; or, An Historicall Narration of Gods wonderfull Workings, etc. By Mr. Thomas Shepard, etc. London, 1648. [Contains a letter by Eliot recounting his work among the Indians.] (4) The Light appearing more and more towards the perfect Day; or, A further Discovery of the present State of the Indians in New England, etc. London, 1651. [Contains five letters from Eliot.] (5) Strength out of Weakness; or, a Glorious Manifestation of the further Progresse of the Gospel amongst the Indians in New England, etc. London, 1652. [The first tract published by `The Corporation for promoting the Gospel among the Heathen in New England. Contains two letters from Eliot.] (6) An Historical Account of the Doings and Sufferings of the Christian Indians in New England in 16757. Amer. Antiquarian Soc. 11. 1836. [Contains a letter from Eliot.] (7) John Eliot and the Indians 16521657. Being Letters addressed to Rev. Jonathan Hanmer of Barnstaple, England. Reproduced from the Original Manuscripts in the possession of Theodore N. Vail. Ed. Eames, W. 1915.
- C. Biography and Criticism
- Byington, Ezra H. John Eliot, the Puritan Missionary to the Indians. Amer. Soc. Church Hist. Vol. VIII. 1897.
- Francis, Convers. The Life of John Eliot, the Apostle to the Indians. In Sparks American Biog. V. 1860. [The best life; contains bibliographical material.]
- Historical Account of John Eliot
Collected from manuscripts, and books published the last century. By one of the Members of the Historical Society. 1 Mass. Hist. Soc. Coll. VIII, 5. 1802.
- Mather, Cotton. The Triumphs of the Reformed Religion, in America. The Life of the Renowned John Eliot, etc. Boston, 1691. Reprinted in the Magnalia.
- de Normandie, James. John Eliot, the Apostle to the Indians. New Eng. Mag. Vol. XV.
- Porter, J. F. John Eliotthe Apostle to the Indians. Littleton [Mass.] Hist. Soc. Proc. No. 1.
- Sprague, Wm. B. Annals of the American Pulpit. Vol. 1. 1857.
- Tedder, H.R. Life, in Dict. of Nat. Biog. [With bibliography.]
- Walker, Williston. Ten New England Leaders. 1901.
- Winters, W. The Pilgrim Fathers of Nazing. A genealogical sketch of the Eliot family, of Roxwell, County-Essex. N. E. Hist. and Gen. Reg. 28.
- IV. Roger Williams (16081683)
- A. COLLECTED WORKS
The Works of Roger Williams. Ed. by members of the Narragansett Club. 6 vols. Providence, 18661874. The only collected edition. Contains like-wise J. Cottons contributions to the controversy with Williams; together with a bibliography of Williamss works.
- B. Separate Works
(1) A Key into the Language of America: or, an Help to the Language of the Natives in that part of America called New England. Together with briefe Observations of the Customes, Manners and Worships, & c. of the aforesaid Natives, etc. London, 1643. Reprinted in Col. Rhode Island Hist. Soc. Vol 1; and in greater part, in Col. Mass. Hist. Soc. First Series, vols. III and V. Reprinted from a Manuscript copy by Z. Allen, 1827. (2) Mr. Cotton Letter Lately Printed, examined and answered. London, 1644. (3) The Bloudy Tenent, of Persecution, for cause of Conscience, discussed, in a Conference betweene Truth and Peace, who, in all tender Affection, present to the High Court of Parliament, (as the Result of their Discourse,) these, (amongst other Passages) of highest Consideration. [London], 1644. Reprinted by the Hanserd Knollys Soc. 1848. (4) A Paraenetick, or Humble Addresse to the Parliament and assembly for (not loose but) Christian Libertie. Sec. impression, 1644. [Attributed in J. Carter Brown Cat. to R. W.] (5) Queries of highest consideration proposed to Mr. Tho. Goodwin, Mr. Phillip Nye, Mr. Wil. Bridges, Mr. Jer. Burroughs, Mr. Sidr. Simpson, all Independents; and to the Commissioners from the General Assembly (so called) of the Church of Scotland upon occasion of their late printed Apologies for themselves and their Churches. In all Humble Reverence presented to the view of
the High Court of Parliament. London, 1644. (6) The Bloody Tenent yet more Bloody: by Mr. Cottons endeavor to wash it white in the Blood of the Lambe; of whose precious Blood spilt in the Blood of his Servants; and of the Blood of Millions spilt in former and later Wars for Conscience sake, that most Bloody Tenent of Persecution for cause of Conscience, upon a second Tryal, is found now more apparently and more notoriously guilty
is added a Letter to Mr. Endicot Governor of the Massachusetts in N. E. London, 1652. Reprinted in Narr. Club. Pub. IV. Ed. by S. L. Caldwell, 1870. (7) The Fourth Paper, Presented by Major Butler to
Parliament, for the Propagating the Gospel of Christ Jesus
. Together with a Testimony
by way of Explanation upon the Four Proposals of it, by R. W., etc. [London], 1652. (8) The Hireling Ministry None of Christs, or a Discourse touching the Propagating the Gospel of Christ Jesus. Humbly Presented to such Pious and Honourable Hands, whom the present Debate thereof concerns. London, 1652. (9) Experiments of Spiritual Life and Health, and their Preservatives in which the Weakest child of God may get Assurance of his Spirituall Life and Blessednesse, and the Strongest may finde proportionable Discoveries of his Christian Growth, and the means of it. London, 1652. (10) George Fox Diggd out of his Burrowes, Or an Offier of Disputation on fourteen Proposalls made this last Summer 1672 (so calld) unto G. Fox then present on Rhode-Island in New-England, by R. W. As also how (G. Fox slily departing) the Disputation went on being managed three dayes
between John Stubs, John Burnet, and William Edmundson on the one part, and R. W. on the other. In which many Quotations out of G. Fox and Ed. Burrowes Book in Folio are alleadged. With an Appendix of some scores of G. F. his simple lame Answers
quoted and replyed to. Boston, 1676. Reprinted in Narr. Club. Pub. V. Ed. by J. L. Diman. 1872. (II) Letters. From the year 1632 to 1675. In part reprinted in Mass. Hist. Soc. Coll. Fourth Series, vol. VI. For the first time collected in vol. VI, of the Narr. Club ed. of his works. Ed. by J. R. Bartlett, 1874. Eight letters to Winthrop, reprinted in Old South Leaflets. No. 54, vol. 3. (12) Ten letters. In Rhode Island Hist. Soc. Pub. New Series, 8. (13) Manuscript of Esau and Jacobs Mystical Harmony. Mass. Hist. Soc. Lib.
- C. Biography and Criticism
- Carpenter, Edmund J. Roger Williams; a Study of the Life, Times and Character of a Political Pioneer. 1909. [Grafton Hist. Series.]
- Dean, John Ward. Early Statements relative to the Early Life of Roger Williams. N. E. Hist. and Gen. Reg. 50.
- Deane, Chas. Roger Williams and the Massachusetts Charter. Mass. Hist. Soc. Proc. Feb., 1873.
- Dexter, Henry M. As to Roger Williams and his Banishment from the Massachusetts Plantation. Boston, 1876.
- Eddy, D. C. Roger Williams and the Baptists. Boston, 1861.
- Elton, Romeo. Life of Roger Williams. London and Providence, 1853.
- Guild, R. A. An Account of the Writings of Roger Williams. Providence, 1862.
- Footprints of Roger Williams. Providence, 1886.
- Roger Williams, Freeman of Massachusetts. Amer. Antiquar. Soc. New Series, 5. Worcester, 1888.
- Hubbard, Rev. William. A General History of New England. Chap. 30. 2 Mass. Hist. Soc. Coll. 5, 202-213.
- Johnson, L. D. Spirit of Roger Williams. 1839.
- Knowles, James Davis. Memoirs of Roger Williams. Boston, 1834.
- Lowell, J.R. New England Two Centuries Ago. In Among my Books.
- Masson, David. Life of Milton. 6 vols. London, 18591880. Vols. 11111. For a history of the idea of toleration before R.W. see vol.111,98 seq.
- Mather, Cotton, Magnalia Christi Americana. VII,2.
- Merriman, Titus M. Pilgrims, Puritans, and Roger Williams Vindicated, etc. Boston, 1892.
- Straus, Oscar S. Roger Williams, the Pioneer of Religious Liberty. 1894.
- Tuckerman, H.T. Roger Williams, The Tolerant Colonist. In Essays, Biographical and Critical. Boston, 1857.
- Waters, Henry F. Genealogical Gleanings in England. N.E. Hist. and Gen. Reg.43, 291. [Establishes the place of Williamss birth.]
- V. THOMAS HOOKER (15861647)
A careful bibliography of Hookers writings, prepared by J. Hammond Trumbull, is appended to Walkers Life of Hooker, from which the following list is mainly drawn.
- A. Separate Works
(1) The Poor Doubting Christian drawne unto Christ. London, . The twenty-third in a collection of twenty-nine sermons, published under the title, The Saints Cordials. As they were delivered in sundry sermons, etc. [See Meads discussion of Hookers farewell sermon, listed below.] 6th ed., with supplementary title, 1641, 1652, 1659, 1667. 12th ed. 1700. 1st Amer.ed., Boston, 1743. Re-issued, with life and introd. by Rev.Ed. W. Hooker. Hartford, 1845. (2) The Soules Preparation for Christ. Or, A Treatise of Contrition. Etc. London, 1632, 1635, 1638 [twice], 1643, 1658. (3) The Equall Wayes of God: Tending to the Rectifying of the Crooked Wayes of man. Etc. London, 1632. (4) Advertisement and preface to W. Ames A Fresh suit against Human Ceremonies in Gods Worship. [London?], 1633. (5) Letter to John Winthrop, concerning the Synods. Mass. Hist. Soc. Proc. Sec. Series, VI425. 1637. (6) The Soules Effectuall Calling to Christ. [London], 1637. [Paged continuously with no.9, but published separately.] (7) The Soules Humiliation. London, 1637, 1638. Amsterdam, 1638. London, 1640. (8) The Soules Implantation. A Treatise containing, The Broken Heart, on Esay 57. 15. The Preparation of Heart, on Luke 1. 17. The Soules Ingraffing into Christ, on Mal. 3.1. Spirituall Love and Joy, on Gal. 5.22. [London], 1637. An improved ed. under title, The Soules Implanation into the Naturall Olive. Etc. 1640. (9) The Soules Ingrafting into Christ. [London], 1637. [A portion of no.8.] (10) An Exposition of the Lords Prayer. By T.H. 1638. [Probably by Hooker.] (11) Four Godly and learned Treatises: viz. The Carnall Hypocrite. The Churches Deliverances. The Deceitfulness of Sinne. The Benefit of Afflictions. [London], 1638. (12) Letter to John Winthrop on the hostile attitude of Mass. toward Conn. Conn. Hist. Soc. 1, 1; with notes by J.H. Trumbull. [See Winthrops reply, Life and Letters, II421.] (13) Letter to John Winthrop on the peoples share in counsel and judicature. Conn. Hist. Soc. 1, 11. [See Winthrop, Life and Letters, 11, 428.] (14) Sermon before the General Court, May 31, 1638. [On the theory of democracy.] Conn. Hist. Soc. 1, 20, with notes by J.H. Trumbull. (15) The Soules Exaltation. A Treatise containing the Soules Union with Christ. The Soules Benefit from Union with Christ
The Soules Justification, etc. [London], 1638. (16) The Soules Possession of Christ:upon Romans 13.4.etc. [London], 1638. [Probably by Hooker.] (17) The Soules Vocation or Effectual Calling to Christ. [London], 1638. [See no.6.] (18) Thanksgiving Sermon, 4 Oct., 1638. Transcribed from notes and published [in part] in the Hartford Evening Press, 28 Nov., 1860, by J.H. Trumbull. (19) The Unbeleevers Preparing for Christ. [London], 1638. Six sermons. (20) The Garments of Salvation first putt off by the Fall of our first Parents. Secondly, putt on again by the Grace of the Gospel. [London], 1639[?]. [Probably by Hooker.] (21) The Christians Two Chiefe Lessons, Viz. Selfe-Deniall, and Selfe-Tryall. Etc. In three treatises, etc. [London], 1640. (22) The Patterne of Perfection exhibited in Gods Image on Adam and Gods Covenant with him,
Whereunto is added, An Exhortacion to redeeme tyme
Also certaine Queries touching a true and sound Christian, etc. [London, the 2nd ed.?] 1640. (23) Letter to John Winthrop on the Confederation. 1643. Life and Letters of John Winthrop, 11, 310. [See Mass. Hist. Soc. Proc. May, 1891.] (24) The Danger of Desertion: or a Farwell Sermon of Mr. Thomas Hooker, Sometimes Minister
at Chainesford in Essex; but now of New England. Preached immediately before his departure out of old England. Together with Ten Particular rules to be practised every day by converted Christians [by E. Reyner.] [London], 1644. 2nd ed. the same year. [See Meads discussion of Hookers farewell sermon, listed below.] (25) The Faithful Covenanter. A Sermon preached at the Lecture in Dedham in Essex
. Very usefull in these times of Covenanting with God. [London], 1644. (26) An Exposition of the Principles of Religion. [London], 1645. [Doubtful.] (27) The Saints Guide, in three Treatises, etc. London, 1645. (28) Heautonaparnumenos: Or a Treatise of Self-Denyall. Etc. London, 1646. [Doubtful.] (29) The Immortality of the Soule. The Excellencie of Christ Jesus, treated on. Etc. [London], 1646. [Probably by Hooker.]
- B. Posthumous Works
(30)A Survey of the Summe of Church-Discipline. Wherein, The Way of the Churches of New-England is warranted out of the Word, etc. [London] 1648. [In some copies, J. Cottons Way of the Congregational Churches cleared, is appended, and a general title made use of.] The Preface reprinted in Old South Leaflets, no.55, vol.111. Boston, 1894. Replied to by Dan. Cawdrey, The Inconsistencie of the Independent Way, etc. London, 1651; and by Samuel Hudson, Vindication of the Essence, Unity (and Priority) of the Church-Catholick visible, in answer to John Ellis and Mr. Hooker. London, second ed., 1658. (31)The Covenant of Grace opened: wherein These particulars are handled; viz. 1. What the Covenant of Grace is, 2. What the Seales of the Covenant are, 3. Who are the Parties and Subjects fit to receive these Seales. From all which Particulars Infants Baptisme is fully proved and vindicated. Etc. [London], 1649. (32) The Saints Dignitie and Dutie. Together with The Danger of Ignorance and Hardness. Delivered in severall Sermons, etc. [London], 1651. [Seven sermons prepared for the press by Thomas Shepard, of Cambridge, Mass., Hookers son-in-law.] (33) A Comment upon Christs Last Prayer In the Seventeenth of John. Wherein is opened, The Union Beleevers have with God and Christ, and the Glorious Priviledges thereof. [London], 1656. (34) The Application of Redemption. By the Effectual Work of the Word
for the bringing home of lost Sinners to God. [London], 1657. 2d ed. 1659. [The first Eight Books of a proposed collection of seventeen sermons.] (35) The Application of Redemption, etc. The Ninth and Tenth Books
[With] an Epistle, By Thomas Goodwin and Philip Nye. [London], 1657, 1659. [A continuation of no.34.]
- C. Biography and Criticism
- Hooker, Edward. The Origin and Ancestry of Rev. Thomas Hooker. New Eng. Hist. and Gen. Reg. Vol. XLVII. 1893
- Hooker, Rev. E.W. Life of Thomas Hooker. In Lives of the Chief Fathers of New England, VI. Boston, 1849, 1870.
- Hubbard, Rev. William. The History of New England. 2 Mass. Hist. Soc. Coll. VI, Chap.41.
- Mather, Cotton. Piscator Evangelicus. Or, the Life of Mr. Thomas Hooker
Pastor of Hartford-Church, and Pillar of Connecticut-Colony, in New-England, etc. [Boston], 1695. Reprinted in the Magnalia.
- Mead, Edwin D. Thomas Hookers Farewell Sermon in England. Mass. Hist. Soc. Proc. Vol. 46, 253274.
- Sprague, Wm. B. Annals of the American Pulpit. Vol.1. 1857.
- Stone, S. Letter to Thomas Shepard announcing the death of Hooker. 4 Mass. Hist. Soc. Coll. VIII, 544.
- Trumbull, J. Hammond. Text and discussion of Hookers Sermon before the
General Court on May 31, 1638. Conn. Hist. Soc. Coll. 1, 19.
- Walker, G.L. Thomas Hooker, Preacher, Founder, Democrat. [Markers of
America.] 1891. The best life.
- Verses: by Cotton, John, and by Stone, Sam, on Hookers death. Re-printed in Old South Leaflets, No.53, vol.3.
- VI. RICHARD MATHER (15961669)
- A. Separate Works
(1) The Whole Booke of Psalms, Faithfully Translated into English Meter.
Whereunto is prefixed a discourse declaring not only the lawfulness, but also the
necessity of the heavenly Ordinance of singing Scripture Psalmes in the Churches
of God. Cambridge, 1640. [The Bay Psalm Book, prepared in conjunction
with J. Eliot and T. Weld. The first book published in America. Numerous
later editions.] (2) An Answer of the
Churches in New England, unto
nine Propositions, etc. London, 1643. (3) Church-Government and Church-Covenant discussed in an Answer to two-and-thirty Questions etc. London,
1643. [Nos. 2 and 3 also bound together and issued under the title, Church-Government and Church Covenant discussed, in an answer of the Elders of the
severall Churches in New-England to two and thirty questions sent over to them.
Together with an Apologie of the said Elders
As also an answer to
nine positions about Church Government. London, 1643. (4) Election Sermon.
[Cambridge, 1644?] [Listed in Evans, Amer. Bib. Doubtful.] (5) A Modest
Answer to Mr Charles Herle
against the Independancy of Churches, etc.
London, 1644. (6) A Reply to Mr Rutherford, or a
Defence of the Answer
to Herles Booke against the Independency of Churches, etc. London, 1647.
(7) A Platform of Church discipline gathered out of the word of God: and agreed
upon by the Elders: and Messengers of the Churches assembled at the Synod at
Cambridge in New-England. Etc. Cambridge, 1648. London, 1653. [Probably largely by J. Cotton, though the manuscript is in the handwriting of R.M.]
(8) A Catechism
. [Cambridge, 1650?]. (9) An Heart-melting Exhortation
to their dear countrey-men of Lancashire, etc. [London?], 1650. [In conjunc
tion with J. Tompson.] (10) The Summe of Certain Sermons upon Genes: 15.6.
Wherein not only the doctrine of Justification by Faith is Asserted and Cleared
but also the Nature and Meanes of Faith, etc. Cambridge, 1652. (11)
A Farewell Exhortation to the Church and People of Dorchester in New-England,
but not unusefull to any others
as containing Christian and Serious Indictments
to be seriously Considered of all in these Declining Times,
Cambridge, 1657. (12) Election Sermon. [Cambridge, 1660.] (13) A Plea
for the Churches of New England, etc. [London], 1660. (14) A Defence of the
Answer and Arguments of the Synod met at Boston, in the yeare 1662
against Rev. J. Davenport; with an Answer, etc. Cambridge, 1664. [In conjunction with J. Mitchel.] (15) A Brief Relation
of the Lords Work
among the Indians, etc. [n.d. and n.p.] (16) Sermons on 2 Peter. [?] (17)
Journal. Now for the first time printed from the Original manuscript. In
Youngs Chronicles of the First Planters. 1846. (18) Journal of R. Mather,
1635. His life and death, 1670. Col. Dorchester Antiq. Soc. No.3. 1850. (19)
An Answer to two Questions: (1) Wheather does the Power of Church Government
belong to all the People, or to the Elders alone? (2) Whether does any Church
Power, or any Power of the Keys belong to the People, etc. 1712. [In conjunction with 1. Mather.] (20) In manuscript: Three Theological Essays; Essay
proving that Infants ought to be baptized; Observations and Arguments respecting our Government of Christian Churches; Answers to 21 Questions from the
Gen. Court at Hartford to that at Boston; Sum of 70 Sermons. In the American
Antiquarian Society Lib. Worcester, Mass.
- B. Biography and Criticism
- Mather, Increase. The Life and death of that reverend man of God, Mr Richard
Mather, Teacher of the Church in Dorchester in New-England. Cambridge,
1670. Another edition, with title, Life and Death of Mr. Richard Mather,
- Walker, Williston. Ten New England Leaders. 1901.
- VII. INCREASE MATHER (16391723)
The difficulties in the way of preparing a definitive list of the writings of
Increase and Cotton Mather are practically insuperable. After an immense
amount of work by the most painstaking antiquarians, the bibliographyand in
particular that of Cotton Matherremains somewhat muddled. The list as
here printed of the works of Increase Mather, has been compressed from the
elaborate bibliography published in J. L. Sibleys Harvard Graduates, supplemented by checking other lists.
- A. Separate Works
(1) The Mystery of Israels Salvation, Explained and Applyed: Or, A Discourse
Concerning the General Conversion of the Israelitish Nation. Etc. London,
1669. (2) The Life and Death of that Reverend Man of God, Mr. Richard
Mather, Teacher of the Church in New-England. Cambridge, 1670. (3) To
the Church and Inhabitants of Northampton in N.E. Cambridge, 1671. [Prefixed to his brother Eleazars Serious Exhortation to the Present and Succeeding
Generations in New-England.] (4) Wo to Drunkards. Two Sermons Testifying against the Sin of Drunkenness: etc. Cambridge, 1673. Boston, 1712.
(5) The Day of Trouble is near. Two Sermons Wherein is shewed
reason there is for New-England to expect a Day of Trouble. Etc. Cambridge,
1674. (6) Some Important Truths About Conversion, Delivered in Sundry Sermons. London, 1674. Second ed., London, 1674. Boston, 1721. (7) To the
Reader. Prefixed to S. Torreys Exhortation unto Reformation. Boston, 1674.
(8) A Discourse Concerning the Subject of Baptisme Wherein the present Controversies, that are agitated in the New English Churches are from Scripture and
Reason modestly enquired into. Cambridge, 1675. (9) The First Principles of
New-England, Concerning the Subject of Baptisme & Communion of Churches.
Collected partly out of the Printed Books, but chiefly out of the Original Manuscripts of the First and chiefe Fathers in the New-English Churches; etc. Cambridge, 1675. (10) The Times of men are in the hand of God. Or A Sermon
Occasioned by that awfull Providence which hapned in Boston in New England,
the 4th day of the 3d Moneth 1675 (when part of a Vessel was blown up in the
Harbour, and nine men hurt, etc.). Boston, 1675. (11) The Wicked mans Portion. Or a Sermon (Preached
when two men were executed, who had
murthered their Master). Wherein is shewed That excesse in wickedness doth
bring untimely Death. Boston, 1675, 1685. [The first book printed in Boston.]
(12) A Brief History of the War With the Indians in New-England, (From June
14, 1675. when the first English-man was murdered by the Indians, to August
12. 1676. when Philip
was slain). Wherein the Grounds, Beginning, and
Progress of the Warr, is summarily expressed. Etc. Boston, 1676. London,
1676. Re-issued under the title, The History of King Philips War, together with
A History of the same War, by C. Mather; with notes and introd. by Samuel G.
Drake. Boston and Albany, 1862. (13) An Earnest Exhortation To the Inhabitants of New-England, To hearken to the voice of God in his late and present
Dispensations, etc. Boston, 1676. [A reprint of part of no.12] (14) A Relation of the Troubles which have hapned in New-England, By reason of the Indians
there. From the Year 1614 to the Year 1675. Wherein the frequent Conspiracyes
of the Indians to cutt off the English, and the wonderfull providence of God, in
disappointing their devices, is declared. Together with an Historical Discourse
concerning the Prevalency of Prayer; etc. Boston, 1677. [The Historical Discourse is paged separately, with the following title:] (15) An Historical
Discourse Concerning the Prevalency of Prayer Wherein is shewed that New-Englands late Deliverance from the Rage of the Heathen, is an eminent Answer
of Prayer. Boston, 1677. (16) Renewal of Covenant the great Duty incumbent on
decaying or distressed Churches. Etc. Boston, 1677. (17) Pray for the Rising
Generation, Or A Sermon Wherein Godly Parents are Encouraged to Pray and
Believe for their Children, etc. Cambridge, 1678. Boston, 1679, 1685. [The
third impression appended to no. 19.] (18) To the Reader. Prefixed to the
second impression of E. Mathers Serious Exhortation. Boston, 1678. [See
no.3 above.] (19) A Call from Heaven To the Present and Succeeding Generations, Or a Discourse Wherin is shewed
The exceeding danger of Apostasie
especially as to those that are the Children and Posterity of such as have been
eminent for God in their Generation. Etc. Boston, 1679, 1685. (20) A Discourse Concerning the Danger of Apostasy, etc. Boston, 1679. [The second
portion of no.19, printed separately.] (21) Preface and Result ofThe Necessity
of Reformation With the Expedients subservient thereunto, asserted;
Agreed upon by the Elders and Messengers Of the Churches assembled in the
Synod at Boston
Sept. 10. 1679. Boston, 1679. [Probably largely the
work of I.M.] (22) The Divine Right of Infant-Baptisme Asserted and Proved
from Scripture and Antiquity. Boston, 1680. (23) Returning unto God, the
great concernment of a Covenant People. Etc. Boston, 1680. (24) Preface to
a Confession of Faith Owned and Consented unto by the Elders and Messengers
of the Churches Assembled at Boston
May 12. 1680. [The second sermon
of the Synod.] (25) Brief Animadversions on the Narrative of the New England
Anabaptists. Boston, 1681. (26) Heavens Alarm to the World. Or A Sermon
Wherein is shewed, That fearful Sights and Signs in Heaven are the Presages of
great Calamities at hand. Boston, 1681, 1683. [The second impression included in no.33.] (27) To the Reader, Nov.4.1681. Prefixed to S. Willards
Ne Sutor ultra Crepidam. (28) Diatriba de signo Filii Hominis, et de Secundo
Messiae Adventu; etc. Amstelodami, 1682. (29) The Latter Sign Discoursed of
Wherein is shewed, that the Voice of God in Signal Providences
ought to be Hearkned unto. [Boston], 1682, 1683. [The second impression included in no.33.] (30) Practical Truths Tending to Promote the Power of God-liness
Delivered in Sundry Sermons. Boston, 1682. A second ed. the
same year. (31) A Sermon Wherein is shewed that the Church of God is sometimes a Subject of Great Persecution
Occasioned by the Tidings of a great
Persecution Raised against the Protestants in France. Boston, 1682. (32) To
the Reader. Prefixed to Urian Oakess Seasonable Discourse. 1682. (33)
KOMHTOTPAIIA. Or A Discourse Concerning Comets; Wherein the Nature
of Blazing Stars is Enquired into: With an Historical Account of all the Comets
which have appeared from the Beginning of the World unto this present Year
Their Motion, Forms, Duration; and the Remarkable Events which have followed
in the World, so far as they have been by Learned Men Observed. As also two
Sermons Occasioned by the late Blazing Stars. Boston, 1683. [The two sermons
are nos. 26 and 29.] London, 1811. (34) To the Reader. Prefixed to S. Torreys
Plea for the Life of Dying Religion. Boston, 1683. (35) An Arrow against Profane and Promiscuous Dancing. Drawn out of the Quiver of the Scriptures. By
the Ministers of Christ at Boston, etc. [Written by I.M.] Boston, 1684, 1686.
(36) The Doctrine of Divine Providence, opened and applyed: Also Sundry Sermons on Several other Subjects. Boston, 1684. Probably re-issued the same year.
(37) An Essay for the Recording of Illustrious Providences: Wherein an Account
is given of many Remarkable and very Memorable Events, which have hapned
this last Age; Especially in New-England. Boston, 1684. Re-issued the same
year. Reprinted under title, Remarkable Providences Illustrative of the Earlier
Days of American Colonization. With Introd. by George Offor. London, 1856.
Replied to by G. Keith, The Presbyterian and Independent
in New England
brought to the test
With an answer to the gross
abuses, lies and slanders of I. Mather (in his book, called, An Essay etc.)
London, 1691. (38) The Greatest Sinners Exhorted and Encouraged To Come to
Together with a Discourse about the Day of Judgement. Etc.
Boston, 1686. Translated into Indian by S. Danforth, 1698. (39) The Mystery of Christ opened and applyed. In Several Sermons, etc. Boston, 1686.
[London?], 1686. (40) A Sermon Occasioned by the Execution of a man found
Guilty of Murder
Together with the Confession, Last Expressions, &
solemn Warning of that Murderer
to beware of those Sins which brought
him to his miserable end. Boston, 1686, 1687. [Appended are C. Mathers Call
of the Gospel, and J. Moodys Exhortation to a Condemned Malefactor, with the
ministers discourse with the criminal on the way to the execution.] The same,
without the sermons, appended to the Wonders of Free-Grace. Or, A Compleat
Remarkable Penitents That have been Executed at Tyburn,
etc. London, 1690[?]. [Given in Sibley, and Evans, Amer. Bib. as 1691. In
Brit. Mus. Cat. as 1690.] (41) A Testimony Against several Prophane and superstitious Customs, Now Practised by some in New-England, etc. London, 1687.
Boston, 1688. (42) A Narrative of the Miseries of New-England, By Reason of an
Arbitrary Government Erected there Under Sir Edmund Andros. London, 1688.
Boston, 1688. London, 1689. A part of A Sixth Collection of Papers Relating
to the Present Juncture of Affairs in England. Boston, 1775. Also in Andros
Tracts, 11, 1, with note on authorship. Boston, 1869. (43) De Successu Evangelij
Apud Indos in Nova-Anglia, Epistola Ad Cl. Virum D. Johannem Lusdenum
Scripta. London, 1688. Re-issued with minor changes, 1699. Translated into
English, in C. Mathers Magnalia, iii, 194; the greater portion in Andros Tracts,
ii, 166. Boston, 1869. Re-issued in German with title, Ein Brieff von dem
Gluecklichen Fortgang des Evangelii Bey den West-Indianern in Neu-Engeland
an den Beruehmten Herrn Johann Leusden, etc. Halle, 1696. (44) New-England Vindicated From the Unjust Aspersions cast on the former Government there,
by some late Considerations Pretending to shew that the Charters in those Colonies were Taken from them on Account of their Destroying the Manufactures and
Navigation of England. London, 1688. In the Andros Tracts, 11. 3. (45) A
Vindication of New-England, from the Vile Aspersions Cast upon that Country
By a Late Address of a Faction there, Who Denominate themselves of the Church
of England in Boston. [Boston, 1688.] In the Andros Tracts, 11. 19. (46) A
Brief Discourse Concerning the unlawfulness of the Common Prayer Worship, and
Of Laying the Hand on, and Kissing the Booke in Swearing. [Boston, 1689?]
London, 1689. (47) A Brief Relation of the State of New-England, From the
Beginning of that Plantation To the Present Year, 1689. In a Letter to a Person
of Quality. London, 1689. Also in Mass. Hist. Soc. Coll., XXI. 93; in Forces
Tracts, IV, No. 11; and in the Andros Tracts, 11. 149. (48) The Declaration of the
Gentlemen, Merchants, and Inhabitants of Boston, and the countrey adjacent.
Boston, 1689. [Attributed to I.M. by Hutchinson.] Reprinted in Neals Hist.
of New-England. 11. 62; and in Andros Tracts, 1.2. (49) The Present State
of New-English Affairs. This is Published to prevent False Reports. Boston,
1689. In the Andros Tracts, 11.15. (50) Reasons for the Confirmation of the
Charters belonging to the several Corporations in New-England. 1689 [?]. In The Andros Tracts, 11.223. (51) Reasons for the Confirmation of the Charter
Belonging to the Massachusetts Colony in New-England. 1689 [?]. In the
Andros Tracts, 11.223. (52) Several Papers relating to the State of New-England. [Noted for 1690 by C. Mather, in his list of works by I.M.] (53) A
Brief Account concerning Several of the Agents of New-England, their Negotiation at the Court of England: With Some Remarks on the New Charter Granted
to the Colony of Massachusetts. Shewing That
Greater Priviledges than
what are therein contained, could not at this Time rationally be expected by the
People there. London, 1691. In the Andros Tracts, 11.271. (54) Preface to
J. Flavells Exposition of the Assemblies Catechism, 1692. (55) Cases of Conscience Concerning evil Spirits Personating Men, Witchcrafts, infallible Proofs
of Guilt in such as are accused with that Crime. All Considered according to the
Scriptures, History, Experience, and the Judgment of many Learned men. Boston, 1693. London, 1693. Appended to no. 56. Re-issued with C. Mathers
Wonders of the Invisible World. London, 1862. Library of Old Authors. (56)
A Further Account of the Tryals of the New-England Witches. With the Observations Of a Person who was upon the Place several Days when the suspected
Witches were first taken into Examination. To which is added, Cases of Conscience Concerning Witchcrafts [no.55]
Written at the Request of the
Ministers of New-England. London, 1693. Re-issued with C. Mathers Wonders
of the Invisible World. London, 1862. (57) The Great Blessing, of Primitive
Counsellors. Discoursed in a Sermon, Preached in the Audience of the Governour,
etc. Boston. 1693. [Preface contains a vindication of his conduct as Massachusetts agent in England, and is reprinted in Andros Tracts, 11.301.] (58) The
Judgment Of Several Eminent Divines Of The Congregational Way. Concerning
A Pastors Power. Etc. Boston, 1693. (59) To the Reader. Prefixed to S. vol.126
Willards Doctrine of the Covenant of Redemption. Boston, 1693. (60) Christian Reader. Prefixed to F. Makemies Answer to G. Keiths Libel. Boston,
1694. [Signed by I.M. and four others.] (61) The Answer of Several Ministers
in and near Boston, To that Case of Conscience, Whether it is Lawful for a Man to
Marry his Wives own Sister? Boston, 1695, 1711. [Signed by I.M. and seven
others.] (62) To the Reader. Prefixed to C. Mathers Johannes in Eremo. Boston, 1695. (63) Solemn Advice to Young Men Not to Walk in the Wayes of their
Heart, etc. Boston, 1695. (64) Angelographia, Or A Discourse Concerning the
Nature and Power of the Holy Angels, and the Great Benefit which the True
Fearers of God Receive by their Ministry
To which is added, A Sermon
concerning the Sin and Misery of the Fallen Angels: Also a Disquisition concerning Angelical-Apparitions. Boston, 1696. (65) A Disquisition concerning Angelical Apparitions, in cases of conscience, etc. Boston, 1696. [Bound with no.
64.] (66) A Case of Conscience Concerning Eating of Blood, Considered and
Answered. Boston, 1697. (67) A Discourse Concerning the Uncertainty of the
Times of Men, And The Necessity of being Prepared for Sudden Changes & Death.
Delivered in a Sermon
On Occasion of the Sudden Death of Two Scholars
belonging to Harvard Colledge. Boston, 1697. (68) The Epistle Dedicatory. To
the Church at Cambridge in New-England, and To the Students of the Colledge
there. Prefixed to C. Mathers Ecclesiastes or Life of J. Mitchel. Boston, 1697.
(69) David Serving His Generation
Occasioned by the Death, of the Reverend Mr. John Baily, etc. Boston, 1698. (70) Masukkenukeeg Matcheseaenvog
Wequetoog kah Wuttooanatoog, etc. Boston, 1698. [Five sermons of I.M.
translated into Indian by S. Danforth.] (71) A Faithful Advice from several
Ministers of the Gospel, relating to Dangers that may arise from Imposters,
Boston, . (72) The Folly of Sinning, Opened & Applyed, In Two Sermons.
Occasioned by the Condemnation of one that was Executed at Boston
on November 17th. 1698. Boston, 1699. (73) The Surest way to the Greatest
Honour: Discoursed in a Sermon, Delivered In the Audience of
of Bellomont, etc. Boston, 1699. (74) To the Reader. Prefixed to S. Willards
Peril of the Times. Boston, 1699. London, 1700. (75) Two Plain and Practical
Discourses Concerning I. Hardness of Heart
II. The Sin and Danger of
Disobedience to the Gospel. London, 1699. (76) To the Reader. Prefixed to
C. Mathers Everlasting Gospel. 1699 [?]. (77) The Order of the Gospel, Professed and Practised by the Churches of Christ in New-England, Justified, by the
Scripture, and by the Writings of many Learned men, etc. Boston, 1700. Reprinted the same year in Boston and London. [Answered by T. Woodbridge and
sundry Ministers of the Gospel, in the Gospel Order Revived, printed in New
York, 1700, because the influence of the Mathers with the printers closed the
Boston press.] (78) The Blessed Hope, And the Glorious Appearing of the Great
God our Saviour,
Opened & Applyed, in Several [six] Sermons. Boston,
1701. (79) A Collection, Of Some Of the Many Offensive Matters, Contained in
a Pamphlet, Entituled, The Order of the Gospel Revived. Boston, 1701. [See
no. 77 above.] (80) A Discourse Proving that the Christian Religion, Is the only
True Religion: Wherein, The necessity of Divine Revelation is Evinced, in several
Sermons. Boston, 1702. (81) The Excellency of a Publick Spirit Discoursed: In
a Sermon, Preached in the Audience of the General Assembly, etc. Boston, 1702.
(82) The Glorious Throne: Or, A Sermon Concerning The Glory of the Throne of
the Lord Jesus Christ, Which is now in Heaven, and shall quickley be seen on The
Earth. Boston, 1702. [Appended to no. 83.] (83) Ichabod. Or, A Discourse,
Shewing what Cause there is to Fear that the Glory of the Lord is Departing from
New-England. Delivered in Two Sermons. Boston. 1702. (84) The Righteous
Man A Blessing: Or, Seasonable Truths Encouraging unto Faith and Prayer In
this Day of Doubtful Expectation. Delivered in Two Sermons. Boston, I702.
[Appended to no.8I] (85) Some Remarks On a late Sermon
Kieth M.A. Shewing That his pretended Good Rules in Divinity, are not built
on the foundation of the Apostles & Prophets. Boston, 1702. (86) The Duty of
Parents To Pray For their Children, Opened & Applyed in a Sermon, Preached
May 19. 1703. Which Day was set apart
to Seek unto God by Prayer with
Fasting for the Rising Generation. Boston, 1703. Another ed. the same year.
1719. (87) Soul-Saving Gospel Truths. Deliverd in several Sermons: Wherein
is shewd, I. The Unreasonablness of those Excuses which Men make for their
II. That for Men to Despair of the Forginess of their Sins
is a great Evil. III. That every Man in the World is going into Eternity. Boston,
1703, 1712. (88) A Brief Discourse Concerning the Prayse Due to God, for his
Mercy, in Giving Snow like Wool
etc. Boston, 1704. [A Portion of no.
9I.] (89) Practical Truths Tending to Promote Holiness in the Hearts & Lives
of Christians. Delivered in several Sermons. Boston, 1704. (90) To the Reader.
Prefixed to J. Dummers Discourse on the Holiness of the Sabbath Day. Boston,
1704, 1763. (91) The Voice of God, in Stormy Winds. Considered, in Two Sermons, Occasioned by the Dreadful and Unparalleld Storm, in the European Nations. Boston, I704. [See no.88.] (92) A Letter, About the Present State of
Christianity, among the Christianized Indians of New-England. Written, To
the Honourable, Sir William Ashurst, etc. Boston, I705. (93) To the Church
and Congregation at Maldon. Prefixed to C. Mathers Faithful Man. Boston,
1705. (94) Meditations on the Glory of the Lord Jesus Christ: Delivered in several Sermons. Boston, I705. (95) A Discourse Concerning Earthquakes. Occasioned by the Earthquakes which were in New-England
Also, Two Sermons, Shewing, That Sins is the Greatest Evil; And That To Redeem
Time is the Greatest Wisdom. Boston, 1706. (96) A Discourse Concerning the
Maintenance Due to those That Preach the Gospel: In Which, That Question
Whether Tithes Are by the Divine Law the Ministers Due, Is Considered, And
the Negative Proved. Boston, I706. London, I709. (97) Needful Caution against
a sin that easily besets us. Sermon at Boston Lecture. June 15th. I706. Boston,
I706. (98) A Plea for the Ministers Of the Gospel, Offered to the Consideration
of the People of New-England. Being an Exposition of Galat. vi.6etc. Boston,
I706. (99) A Disquisition on the State of the Souls of Men when separated from
their Bodies. Boston, I707. (I00) The Doctrine of Singular Obedience, As the
Duty and Property of the True Christian, etc. Boston, I707. (I0I) Meditations on Death
Wherein is shewed: I. That some True Believers
Are afraid of Death
II. That Good Men &hellip may be taken out of the
World by a Sudden Death. III. That not Earth but Heaven is the Christians
Home. Boston, I707. (I02) To the Reader. Prefixed to S. Moodeys Vain
Youth Summoned. Boston, I707. (I03) A Dissertation, wherein The Strange
Doctrine Lately Published in a Sermon, The Tendency of which, is, to Encourage
to Approach the Holy Table of the Lord, is Examined
and Confuted. With an Appendix, Shewing What Scripture Ground there is to
Hope, that within a very few years there will be a Glorious Reformation of the
Church throughout the World. Boston, I708. Edinburg, I7I0, I7I3. The
Appendix seems to have been published separately in I7I0. [An echo of the Stoddardean controversy over the grounds of admission to the Lords Supper. Stoddard replied in An Appeal to the Learned, which brought forth other replies.]
(104) Preface to Silesia, Praise out of the mouth of Babes, etc. London, I708.
(I05) To the Reader. Prefixed to C. Mathers Good Evening for the Best of
Dayes. Boston, I708. (I06) A Dissertation Concerning the Future Conversion
of the Jewish Nation. Answering the Objections of
Mr. Baxter, Dr.
Lightfoot, and others. With an Enquiry into the first Resurrection. London,
I709. Reprinted Boston, I709. (I07) To the Reader. Prefixed to J. Danforths
Blackness of Sins against Light. I709. (I08) To the Reader. Prefixed to C.
Mathers Winthropi Justa. I709 [?] (I09) Awakening Truths Tending to Conversion
Wherein is Shewed, I. That the greatest Sinners may be Converted
II. That Sinners
ought to Pray for Converting Grace. III.
That Sinners who neglect
until the Day of Grace is past will wish
vain, when it is too late. In Which Sermons notice is taken of some late Remarkable Conversions. Boston, I7I0. (II0) A Discourse Concerning Faith and Fervency in Prayer, And the Glorious Kingdom of the Lord
on Earth, Now
Approaching &hellip in which the Signs of the present Times are Considered,
with a true Account of the late wonderful and Astonishing Success of the Gospel in
Ceilon, Amboina, and Malabar. Boston, I7I0. Two other editions the same
year. An edition, somewhat abridged, and with a slightly different title, issued
in London, I7I3 [?] (III) A Discourse Concerning the Grace of Courage,
Lamentable Fire Which was in Boston, Cotob. 2. I7II. In which the Sins which
Provoke the Lord to Kindle Fires, are Enquired into. Boston, I7II, I7I2. (II3)
A Discourse Concerning the Death of the Righteous. Occasioned by the Death of
John Foster Esqr
. And of his Pious Consort, etc. Boston, I7II.
(II4) A Discourse on sacramental occasions. Boston, I7II. (II5) An Earnest
Exhortation To The Children of New-England, To Exalt the God of their Fathers.
Boston, I7II. Appended is C. Mathers Man Eating the Food of Angels. (II6)
Meditations on the Glory of the Heavenly World. I, On the Happiness of the
Souls of Believers, at the Instant of their Separation from their Bodies. II. On
the Glory of the Bodies of Gods Children, in the Resurrection World, when they
shall be as the Angels of Heaven. III. On the Glory of both Soul and Body
after the Day of Judgment, to all Eternity. Boston, I7II. (II7) Meditations
On the Sanctification of the Lords Day, and On the Judgments which attend the
Profanation of it. To which is added, Seasonable Meditations both for Winter and
Summer. Boston, I7I2. A Second impression the same year. [See no. II9.]
(II8) A Plain Discourse, shewing who shall, and who shall not, Enter into the
Kingdom of Heaven, and How far Men may go and yet fall short of Heaven, etc.
Boston, I7I2. [Evans Amer. Bib. enters this both in I7I2 and I7I3, with slight
differences of form. The latter was probably a reprint. Sibley gives it I7I3.]
(II9) Seasonable Meditations both for Winter & Summer. being the Substance of
Two Sermons. Boston, I7I2. [See no. II7.] (I20) Some Remarks, On a Pretended.
Answer, To a Discourse concerning the Common-Prayer Workship. With An
Exhortation to the Churches in New-England, to hold fast the Profession of their
Faith without Wavering. London, I7I2. (I2I) To the Reader. Prefixed to the
Fourth Edition of A Letter [24 Aug., I70I] From Some Aged Nonconforming
Touching the Reasons of their Practice. Boston, I7I2. (I22)
The Believers Gain by Death: Opened and Applyed In a Sermon
the Death of a Valuable Relative. [His daughter-in-law.] Boston, I7I3. (I23)
Now or Never Is the Time for Men to make Sure of their Eternal Salvation.
Several Sermons, etc. Boston, I7I3. (I24) To the Reader. Prefixed to T. Reynoldss Lives of Mrs. Mary Terry and Mrs. Clissould. London, I7I3. (I25) To
the Reader. Prefixed to H. Flints Doctrine of the Last Judgment. I7I3. (I26)
A Sermon Wherein is Declared That the Blessed God is Willing to be Reconciled to
the Sinful Children of Men. [A portion of no. II8] Boston, I7I3. (I27) A Sermon
Concerning Obedience & Resignation to the Will of God in Every Thing. Occasioned
by the Death of that Pious Gentlewoman Mrs. Mariah Mather Late Consort
of Increase Mather, D. D., Who Entred into her Everlasting Rest
4, 1714. Boston, 1714. (128) To the Reader. Prefixed to S. Stoddards Guide
to Christ. 1714, 1819, 1825. (129) Preface to C. Mathers Utilia. 1715. (130)
Several Sermons Wherein is shewed, 1. That Jesus Christ is a Mighty Saviour.
11. That God Converts His Elect
Commonly before Old Age. 111. That
when Godly Men dye, Angels carry their Souls to
a better World. With a
Preface in which there is a brief and true Character of the Reverend Mr. Thomas
Bridge, etc. Boston, 1715. (131) A Discourse Concerning the Existence and the
Omniscience of God
Being the Substance of several Sermons. 1716.
(132) A Disquisition Concerning Ecclesiastical Councils. Proving, that not only
Pastors, But Brethren delegated by the Churches, have equally a Right to a decisive
Vote in such Assemblies. To which is added, Proposals concerning a Consociation
of Churches, Agreed upon by a Synod, which Convened at Boston
With a Preface, containing a further Vindication of the Congregational Discipline.
Boston, 1716. Also in Cong. Quarterly, XII, 25. (133) Two Discourses
Shewing, I. That the Lords Ears are open to the Prayers of the Righteous. II.
The Dignity & Duty of Aged Servants of the Lord. Also, A Preface in which the
Congregational Discipline of the Churches in New-England is Vindicated, with
the Authors Dying Testimony there-unto. Boston, 1716. (134) To the Reader.
Prefixed to J. Sewalls Precious Treasure in Earthen Vessels. Boston, 1716.
(135) Preface to T. Princes God brings to the Desired Haven. Boston, 1717.
(136) Prefaceto C. Mathers Hades Lookd into. 1717. (137) To the Reader.
Prefixed to J. Wises Prayer in Affliction. 1717. (138) To the Reader. Prefixed
to J. Capens Funeral Sermon Occasioned by the Death of Joseph Green.
Boston, 1717. (139) Practical Truths, Plainly Delivered: Wherein is Shewed, I.
That true Believers
enjoy Everlasting Life
there is a blessed Marriage between Jesus Christ
& the true Believer.
III. That Men are Infinitely concerned, not only to hear the Voice of Christ, but
that they do it, To Day. IV. The Work of the Ministry, described, in an Ordination
Sermon. Boston, 1718. (140) Preface to I. Lorings Duty and Interest of
Young Persons to Remember their Creator. Boston, 1718. (141) Preface to
C. Mathers Marah Spoken to, Or a Brief Essay to do good unto the Widow.
Boston, 1718. (142) Preface to C. Mathers Sermon at E. Callenders Ordination.
Boston, 1718. (143) A Sermon Wherein is Shewed, I. That the Ministers of the
Gospel need, and ought to desire the Prayers of the Lords People for them. II.
That the People of God ought to Pray for his Ministers. Boston, 1718. (144)
Sermons wherein Those Eight Characters of the Blessed Commonly called the
Beatitudes, Are Opened & Applyed in Fifteen Discourses. To which is added, A
Sermon concerning Assurance of the Love of Christ. Boston, 1718. (145) Preface
to J. Whites Secret Prayer Inculcated. 1718. (146) Preface to T. Symmess
Monitor for the Delaying Sinners. 1718. (147) Attestation. Prefixed to C.
Mathers Ratio Disciplinae. 1719. (148) Five Sermons on Several Subjects,
I. A Birth Day Sermon, Preached on the Day when the Author attained to the
Eightieth Year of his Age. II. A dying Testimony to the Sovereign Grace of
God in the Salvation of his Elect, Containing Three Sermons. III. Believers
encouraged to Pray, etc. Boston, 1719. Second impression the same year.
(149) Preface to William Boyds Gods Way the Best Way, etc. Boston, 1719.
(150) Awakening Soul-Saving Truths Plainly Delivered in Several Sermons in
which is shewed, I. That Many are called, who are not effectually Called. II.
That Men may be of the Visible Church, and yet not be of the Lords Church.
III.That the Chosen of God are comparatively but Few. Boston, 1720. (151) A
Further testimony against the scandalous proceedings of the New-North Church
in Boston. Boston, 1720. (152) Preface to Hillhouses Sermon on the Death of
his Mother, Rachel Hillhouse. 1720. [Signed also by C. Mather.] (153) Preface
to the second ed. of C. Mathers Right Way to Shake off a Viper. 1720.
(154) A Seasonable Testimony To Good Order in the Churches Of the Faithful.
Particularly Declaring the Usefulness & Necessity of Councils in Order to Preserving
Peace and Truth in the Churches. Boston, 1720. (155) Advice to the Children
of Godly Ancestors. [Printed from short-hand notes, in A Course of Sermons
on Early Piety. By the Eight Ministers who carry on the Thursday Lecture
in Boston.] Boston, 1721. (156) Attestation. Prefixed to C. Mathers Accomplished
Singer. Boston, 1721. (157) To the Reader. Prefixed to J. Belchers
God Giveth the Increase. 1721. (158) Several Reasons Proving that Inoculating
or Transplanting the Small Pox, is a Lawful Practice, and that it has been Blessed
by God for the Saving of many a Life. Boston, 1721. Replied to by J. Williams
of Boston in Several Arguments, proving that inoculating
is not contained
in the Law of Physick
and therefore unlawful. 1721. Reprinted in I.
Mass. Hist. Soc. Col., IX, 275. (159) Some further Account from London, of the
Small-Pox Inoculated. The Second Edition. With some Remarks on a late
Scandalous Pamphlet Entituled, Inoculation of the Small Pox as practisd in
Boston, etc. Boston, 1721. (160) Charge at W. Waldrons Ordination, May 23,
1722. Printed in C. Mathers Love Triumphant, 1722. (161) A Dying Legacy
of a Minister To his Dearly Beloved People, Shewing, I. That true Believers on
Jesus Christ may be Assured, of the Salvation of their Souls. II. That Spiritual
is of all things the most Desirable. III. That there is none whose
Dignity and Glory may be compared with that which belongs to our Lord
Being the Three Last Sermons Preached. Boston, 1722. (162) Elijahs Mantle.
A Faithful Testimony, To the Cause and Work of God, in the Churches of New-England.
And the Great End and Interest of these Plantations, Dropt and Left
by Four Servants of God [Jonathan Mitchel, John Higginson, William Stoughton,
Increase Mather] Famous in the Service of the Churches. Highly Seasonable to
be Offered unto the People, etc. Boston, 1722. (163) The Original Rights of
Mankind Freely to Subdue and Improve the Earth. Asserted and Maintained by
I. M. Boston, 1722. (164) Preface to the Reader. Prefixed to J. Moniss
Truth. 1722. (165) An Attestation. Prefixed to C. Mathers Coelestinus.
Boston and London, 1723. (166) A Call to the Tempted. A Sermon On the
horrid Crime of Self-Murder, Preached on a Remarkable Occasion, by the Memorable
Dr. Increase Mather. And now Published from his Notes, for a Charitable
Stop to Suicides. Boston, 1723. (167) Diary, during the year 16751676. II Mass
Hist. Soc. Proc., XIII, 339-374. (168) Extracts from a diary between 16741687.
Mass. Hist. Soc. Proc. Portions are printed in First series, III, 317-320,
and other portions in Second series, XIII, 398-411. (169) Letters: In Mass.
Hist. Soc. Col., I; Amer. Antiquarian Soc. Proc., New Series, XIV; Colonial
Soc. Mass. Pub., VIII. (170) In manuscript: Autobiography; several vols. Sermons;
Notes of Sermons by J. Cotton. In American Antiquarian Society Lib.,
- B. Biography and Criticism
The public careers of Increase and Cotton Mather were so closely associated,
that most of the works which consider the influence of either deal with both.
Such titles have been listed under the latter.
- The Mather Papers. Mass. Hist. Soc., Fourth Series, vol. VIII. (A collection of miscellaneous papers, with letters of I.M., serving to throw light on his career, especially during his years abroad.)
- Calamy, E. Memoirs of the Life of
Increase Mather. London, 1725.
- Colman, B. The Prophets death; lamented and improved in a sermon preached
after the funeral of their venerable and aged pastor
Increase Mather, D.D., etc. Boston, 1723.
- Mather, C. A Father departing. A Sermon on the departure of the venerable
and memorable Dr. Increase Mather.
By One who, as a Son with a
Father, served with him in the Gospel, etc. Boston, 1723.
- Parentator. Memoirs of Remarkables in the Life and Death of the Ever Memorable Dr. Increase Mather. Etc. Boston, 1724, 1742. [Reprint of
I.M.s Conversation with King William. 1 Mass. Hist. Soc. Col. IX, 245.]
- Sibley, J. L. Harvard Graduates. Vol. I, pp. 410-470. Cambridge, 1873.
(With elaborate bibliography.)
- Walker, W. Ten New England Leaders. 1901.
- Whitmore, W.H. Andros Tracts. Prince Soc. Pub. Vol. II. Boston, 1868
74. (Devoted chiefly to his mission to England, and contains his defense.)
- Memoir of the Rev. Increase Mather. N.E. Hist. and Gen. Reg., II.
- VIII. COTTON MATHER (16631728)
The list of Cotton Mathers works as here printed, has been compressed from
the elaborate bibliography published in Sibleys Harvard Graduates. It has
been checked with other lists, and upwards of two score titles added, the most
noteworthy of which are those recovered by Professor Kittredge in his study entitled Some Lost Works of Cotton Mather. The list doubtless contains a
plentiful share of errors which have escaped the present editor; nevertheless he
is content to leave it so, in the conviction that more time and labour have been
expended upon the work of cataloguing the publications of Cotton Mather than
their value justifies.
- A. Separate Works
A Poem Dedicated to the Memory of
Mr. Urian Oakes, etc. Boston, 1682. (2) The Boston Ephemeris. An Almanack for the Year of the
Christian Aera MDCLXXXIII, etc. Boston, 1683. (3) An Elegy on the Muchto-be-deplored Death of that Never-to-be-forgotten Person, The Reverend Mr.
Nathanael Collins; etc. Boston, 1685. (4) The Call of the Gospel Applyed unto
All Men in general, and unto a Condemned Malefactor in particular, etc. Boston,
[1686?]. Reprinted in Magnalia, VI, 40. [Given in Brit. Mus. Cat. as 1687.] (5)
Military Duties, Recommended to an Artillery Company; etc. Boston, 1687.
(6) Early Piety, Exemplified in the Life and Death of Mr. Nathaniel Mather
whereto are Added Some Discourses, etc. London, 1689. Sec. ed. same year.
Boston, 1690. Reprinted in Magnalia. (7) Memorable Providences, Relating
to Witchcrafts and Possessions, etc. Boston, 1689. Second ed. abridged.
London, 1691. Edinburgh, 1697. (8) Right Thoughts in Sad Hours, Representing the Comforts and Duties of Good Men, under all their Afflictions; And
Particularly, That one, the Untimely Death of Children; etc. London, 1689.
Dunstable, 1811. (9) Small Offers Towards the Service of the Tabernacle in the
Wilderness. Four Discourses, etc. Boston, 1689. Reprinted under title The
Resolved Christian, 1700. (10) Souldiers Counselled and Comforted. A Discourse, etc. Boston, . (11) Work upon the Ark. Meditations upon the Ark
as a Type of the Church, etc. Boston, 1689. (12) Addresses to Old Men, and
Young Men, and Little Children. In Three Discourses, etc. Boston, 1690.
(13) A Companion for Communicants. Discourses upon
the Lords Supper, etc. Boston, 1690. (14) The Present State of New-England
the News of an Invasion by bloody Indians and French-Men, begun upon Us.
Boston, 1690. (15) The Principles of the Protestant Religion Maintained, and
Churches of New-England
defended, against all the Calumnies of one
George Keith, a Quaker, etc. [By the Ministers of the Gospel in Boston.] Boston, 1690. (16) The Serviceable Man. A Discourse
unto the General Court,
etc. Boston, 1690. (17) Speedy Repentance Urged. A Sermon preached
in the Hearing
of One Hugh Stone
Under a just Sentence of Death
To which are Added certain Memorable Providences, etc. Boston, 1690.
(18) The Way to Prosperity. A Sermon Preached to the
Council, and Representatives
on May 23, 1689. Boston, 1690. [A
re-issue of the latter portion of no.19.] (19) The Wonderful Works of God Commemorated
in a Thanksgiving Sermon
particularly in the remarkable
revolutions of Providence which are everywhere the matter of present observation: With
an account of some very stupendous accidents, which have
lately happened in France
To which is added a Sermon [no.18]
a short Narrative of several prodigies, which New-England hath of late had the
alarms of Heaven in. Boston, 1690. (20) Balsamum Vulnerarium e Scriptura;
or the Cause and Cure of a Wounded Spirit. Boston, 1691. (21) Good Souldiers
a great Blessing. Boston, 1691. (22) Some Considerations on the Bills of Credit,
now passing in New-England, etc. Boston, 1691. [An anonymous pamphlet
ascribed to C.M. by Trumbull.] (23) Fair Weather. Or Considerations to Dis
pel the Clouds and Allay the Storms of Discontent, etc. Boston, 1691. Re
issued the same year. 1694. (24) Late Memorable Providences Relating to
Witchcrafts and Possessions, etc. Sec. impression, London, 1691. (25) Little
Flocks Guarded against Grievous Wolves, etc. Boston, 1691. [An attack upon
the Quakers.] (26) The Old Mans honour; or, the hoary head found in the way of
Righteousness. Boston, 1691. (27) Ornaments for the Daughters of Zion. Or
the Character and Happiness of a Vertuous Woman. Cambridge, 1691, 1692.
London, 1694. Boston, n.d. . [Listed in Evans Amer. Bib. as first issued
in 1692.] (28) A Scriptural Catechism, etc. Boston, 1691. (29) Things to be
Lookd for . Discourses on the Glorious Characters, With Conjectures on the
Speedy Approaches of that State, Which is Reserved for the Church of God in the
Latter Dayes, etc. Cambridge, 1691. (30) The Triumphs of the Reformed Religion, in America. The Life of the Renowned John Eliot
With some Account concerning thelate and strange Success of the Gospel, etc. Boston,
1691. London, 1691, 1694, 1820. Reprinted in Magnalia, III, 170. [2nd ed.
issued with the title The Life and Death of the renownd Mr J. Eliot, who was
the first preacher of the Gospel to the Indians in America
carefully corrected. London, 1691.] (31) Blessed Unions. An Union with the Son of God
by Faith, And an Union in the Church of God by Love, etc. Boston, 1692. (32)
Essay concerning Witchcraft. Letter to John Richards. Boston, 1692. Reprinted in Mass. Hist. Soc. Col., XXXVIII, 391. (33) A Midnight Cry. An Essay for our Awakening out of a Sinful Sleep, etc. Boston, 1692. (34) Optanda.
Good Men Described, and Good Things propounded, etc. [Two sermons.]
Boston, 1692. (35) Preparatory Meditations upon the Day of Judgment. Boston, 1692. (36) The Day, and the Work of the Day. Boston, 1693. [Fast day
sermon in time of drought.] (37) Preface to C. Mortons Spirit of Man. Boston,
1693. (38) Rules for the Societies of Negroes. [Boston, 1693.] With introd.
by G. H. Moore, 1888. (39) A True Account of the Tryals, Examinations,
Confessions, Condemnations, and Executions of divers Witches, at Salem, etc.
London, 1693. (40) Unum Necessarium
Or the Nature and Necessity of
Regeneration. Boston, 1693. (41) Warnings from the Dead
In Two Discourses,
Occasioned by a Sentence of Death, Executed on some Unhappy Malefactors,
etc. Boston, 1693. (42) Winter-Meditations. Directions How to
Employ the Leisure of the Winter for the Glory of God, etc. Boston, 1693. (43)
The Wonders of the Invisible World. Observations
upon the Nature, the
Number, and the Operations of the Devils, etc. Boston, 1693. 2d. ed. Boston
and London, 1693. 3d ed. much abridged, Boston and London, 1693. Re-issued
with I. Mathers Account of the Tryals of the New-England Witches. Lib. of
Old Authors. London, 1862. Also, with title, Salem Witchcraft, etc., with notes
by S. P. Fowler. Cambridge, 1861; edition criticised by Charles Deane [pseud.
Delta] in Bibliographical Tracts, no. 1. Boston, 1865. (44) Early Religion,
Urged in a Sermon, etc. Boston, 1694. (45) The Short History of New-England.
A Recapitulation of wonderful Passages
in the Protections, and then in the
Afflictions, of New-England. Boston, 1694. [See F. J. Turner: First Official Frontier
of Mass. Pub. Col. Soc. of Mass. XVII, 269.] (46) Batteries upon the Kingdom
of the Devil. Seasonable Discourses upon Some
Men Gratifie the Grand Enemy of their Salvation. London, 1695. (47) Brontologia
Sacra: The Voice of the Glorious God in the Thunder, etc. London, 1695.
Reprinted in the Magnalia, VI, 14. (48) Durable Riches. Two Brief Discourses.
etc. Boston, 1695, 1715. (49) Help for Distressed Parents. Boston, 1695,
(50) Johannes in Eremo. Memoirs, Relating to the Lives of
Mr John Norton
Mr John Davenport
And Mr Thomas Hooker, etc. [Boston], 1695. Reprinted in
Magnalia, III, 8. (51) Mather-Calef Paper on Witchcraft. [Manuscript by C.
M. with notes and criticisms by Robert Calef.] [1695?]. Printed in Mass. Hist.
Soc. Proc. Vol. lvii, 240268. With introd. by W. C. Ford. (52) Memoria
Wilsoniana. Or, some Dues unto the Memory of
Mr John Wilson, etc.
[Boston] 1695. [See no. 50.] (53) Observanda. The Life and Death of the Late
Q. Mary, etc. Boston, 1695. (54) Piscator Evangelicus. Or, The Life of Mr
Thomas Hooker, etc. [Boston] 1695. [See no. 50.] (55) Seven Select Lectures,
etc. London, 1695. [Among other things, The Stage-player Unmasked.]
(56) The Christian Thank-Offering. A Brief Discourse
Made on a Solemn
Thanksgiving, etc. Boston, 1696. (57) Cry against Oppression. Serm. on
Prov. II. 26. Boston, 1696. (58) A Good Master well-Served. A Brief Discourse
on the Necessary Properties & Practices of a Good Servant in every-kind of
Servitude: And of the Methods that should be taken by the Heads of a Family,
to Obtain such a Servant. Boston, 1696. (59) Things for a Distressd People
to think upon. [Election sermon] Boston, 1696. (60) Ecclesiastes. The Life
of the Reverend & Excellent Jonathan Mitchel, etc. Boston, 1697. (61) Faith
at Work. A Brief and Plain Essay, upon Certain Articles of the Gospel, etc.
Boston, 1697. (62) Gospel for the Poor. Boston, 1697. (63) Great Examples of
Judgment and Mercy; with Memorables occurring in the Sufferings of Captives
among the Indians. Boston, 1697. [Listed by Sibley as of 1696.] (64) Humiliations
followed with Deliverances. With an Appendix containing a Narrative of
Wonderful Passages relating to the Captivity and Deliverance of Hannah Swarton.
Boston, 1697. The Narrative reprinted in the Magnalia, VI, 10. (65) Pietas
in Patriam: The Life of His Excellency Sir William Phips, etc. London, 1697,
1699. Reprinted in the Magnalia, II, 35. (66) The Songs of the Redeemed: A
Book of Hymns. [Boston, 1697.] (67) Terribilia Dei. Remarkable Judgments
of God, on several Sorts of Offenders, etc. [Two sermons.] Boston, 1697. Reprinted
in the Magnalia, VI, 23. (68) The Thoughts of a Dying Man. A
Report of Matters uttered by many, in the Last Minutes of their Lives. Boston,
1697. (69) The Way to Excel. Meditations, Awakened by the Death of the Reverend
Mr Joshua Moodey, etc. Boston, 1697. (70) The Bostonian Ebenezer.
Some Historical Remarks on the State of Boston, etc. [A sermon.] Boston, 1698.
Reprinted in the Magnalia, 1, 30. In Old South Leaflets. III, no. 67; Boston,
1896. (71) Eleutheria: Or, An Idea of the Reformation in England, etc. London,
1698. (72) A Good Man making a Good End. The Life and Death of the Reverend
Mr John Baily, etc. Boston, 1698. (73) Mens Sana in Corpore Sano.
Boston, 1698. (74) A Pastoral Letter to the English Captives in Africa. Boston,
1698. (75) Decennium Luctuosum. An History of Remarkable Occurrences,
in the Long War, which New-England hath had with the Indian Salvages, from
the Year 1688. Reprinted in the Magnalia, VII, 57. Boston, 1699. Edited by
S. G. Drake, 1862. Reprinted in Narratives of the Indian Wars, 16751699.
By Chas. H. Lincoln. New York, 1913. (76) Observable things. The history
of ten years rolled away under the great calamities of a war, with Indian Salvages
A Sermon. Boston, 1698. [Listed as of 1699 in Brit. Mus. Cat.
Included in no. 75.] (77) The Faith of the Fathers. Or, The Articles of the
True Religion, etc. Boston, 1699. (78) A Family Well-Ordered. Or an Essay
to Render Parents and Children Happy in one another, etc. Boston, 1699. (79)
La Fe del Christiano, etc. Boston, 1699. (80) An History of Some Imposters,
Remarkably and Seasonably detected, in the Churches of New-England, etc.
Boston, 1699. (81) Pillars of Salt. An History of Some Criminals Executed in
this Land, for Capital Crimes: With some of their Dying Speeches, etc. Boston,
1699. Reprinted in the Magnalia, VI, 37. (82) The Serious Christian: Or, Three
Great Points of Practical Christianity, etc. London, 1699. (83) Thirty Important
by Several Pastors, etc. Boston, 1699. (84) A
Cloud of Witnesses against Balls and Dances. [Boston, 1700?] (85) A Defence of
Evangelical Churches. [Boston, 1700.] (86) The Everlasting Gospel. The
Gospel of Justification by the Righteousness of God, etc. Boston, 1700. Philadelphia,
1767. (87) The Good Linguist. [Boston, 1700.] (88) Grace Triumphant.
[Boston, 1700.] (89) The Great Physician. [Boston, 1700.] (90) A
Letter of Advice to the Churches of the Non-conformists in the English Nation,
etc. London, 1700. (91) A Monitory and Hortatory Letter, to those English
who debauch the Indians, by Selling Strong Drink unto them. Boston, 1700.
(92) Monitory Letter about ye Maintenance of Ministers. Boston, 1700.
(93) The Old Principles of New-England. Or Thirty-Three Articles
The Platform of Church-Discipline. [Boston, 1700.] (94) A Pillar of Gratitude.
Or, A brief Recapitulation of the Matchless Favours, with which the God of
Heaven hath obliged the Hearty Praises of His New-English Israel. [Election
sermon.] Appended is an Extract of some Accounts, concerning the Wonderful
Success of the Glorious Gospel in the East-Indies. Boston, 1700. (95) Reasonable
Religion. Or, The Truth of the Christian Religion Demonstrated, etc.
Boston, 1700. Reprinted together with The Religion of the Closet, and Family
Religion Urged. London, 1713. (96) The Religious Marriner. A brief discourse
to direct the course of sea-men
which may bring them to the
Port, of Eternal happiness. Boston, 1700. [Listed in Sibley as of 1699.] (97)
The Resolved Christian; Pursuing the Designs of Holiness and Happiness. [Boston],
1700. [A reprint of no. 9.] (98) Things that Young People should Think
upon. Or, The Death of Young People Improved, etc. Boston, 1700. (99)
A Token for the Children of New-England. Or, Some Examples of Children to
whom the Fear of God was Remarkably Budding, before they Dyed, etc. Boston,
1700. (100) A Warning to the Flocks Against Wolves in Sheeps Cloathing. Or,
A Faithful Advice
unto the Churches of New England, relating to the
Dangers that may arise from Imposters, Pretending to be Ministers, etc. Boston,
1700. Reprinted in the Magnalia, VII, 30. (101) Wussukwhonk En Christianeue
asuh peantamwae Indianog
An Epistle to the Christian Indians, etc.
Boston, 1700, 1706. (102) Ye Young Mans Monitor. Boston, 1700. (103)
American Tears upon the Ruines of the Greek Churches. A
the Darkness come upon the Greek Churches, in Europe and Asia, etc. Boston,
1701. (104) A Christian at his Calling. Two Brief Discourses, etc. Boston, 1701.
(105) A Collection, of some of the many offensive matters, contained in a pamphlet,
entituled The Order of the Gospel revived. Boston, 1701 [See no. 77 under
I. M.] (106) A Companion of the Afflicted. The Duties and the Comforts of Good
Men under their Afflictions, etc. Boston, 1701. (107) Consolations. November,
1701. [Boston, 1701.] [A poem on blindness.] (108) Death made Easie & Happy.
London, 1701. (109) Some Few Remarks upon A Scandalous Book, against the
Government and Ministry of New-England. Written by one Robert Calef.
Detecting the Unparalld Malice & Falsehood, of the said Book; and Defending the
Names of several particular Gentlemen, by him therein aspersed and abused, etc.
Boston, 1701. [Cf. no. 51.] (110) Thaumatographia Christiana. The Wonders
of Christianity, etc. Boston, 1701. (111) Triumphs over Troubles. Boston,
1701. (112) Ye Young mans Preservative. Boston, 1701. (113) An Advice to
the Churches of the Faithful: Briefly Reporting the Present State of the Church,
etc. Boston, 1702. (114) Arma Virosq; Cano: Or, The Troubles which the
Churches of New-England have undergone in the Wars, which the People of that
Country have had with the Indian Salvages. In the Magnalia, VII, 41. Reprinted
with The History of King Philips War, by I. Mather. Andros Tracts.
Boston, 1862. (115) Cares about the Nurseries. Two brief Discourses
offering Methods and Motives for Parents to Catechise their Children, etc. Boston,
1702. (116) Christianity to the Life. Boston, 1702. (117) Christianus
. With Devout and Useful Meditations, Fetchd out of the
Fire, by a Christian in a Cold Season, Sitting before it, etc. Boston, 1702. (118)
A Letter to the Ungospellized Plantations, etc. Boston, 1702. (119) Magnalia
Christi Americana: Or the Ecclesiastical History of New-England, from its First
Planting in the Year 1720. unto the Year of our Lord, 1698. London, 1702.
Re-issued in two vols. Hartford and New Haven, 1820. The same with notes by
T. Robbins, and translations of foreign quotations by L. F. Robinson, together
with a life of C. M. by S. G. Drake. Hartford, 1853. [Replied to by G. Bishop
(a Quaker) in New-England Judged
an answer to C. Mathers
abuses of the said people, in his late History of New England, etc. 1702.] (120)
Maschil, Or, The Faithful Instructor
Twenty Six Exercises Upon the New-English
Catechism, etc. Boston, 1702. (121) A monitory Letter to them who
Needlessly and Frequently Absent themselves from the publick Worship of God.
Boston, 1702, 1712, 1738. (122) Much in Little; or three Brief Essays to sum up the
whole Christian Religion. Boston, 1702. (123) Necessary Admonitions
A Brief Discourse Concerning Sins of Omission. Boston, 1702. (124) Notes of a
Sermon delivered on a Fast at Woburn. [Boston? not in Evans], 1702. (125) The
Pourtraiture of A Good Man, etc. Boston, 1702. (126) A Seasonable Testimony
to the Glorious Doctrines of Grace, At this Day many ways undermined in the
World, etc. Boston, 1702. (127) Sound Words, to be held fast, in Faith and Love.
Or, The Christian Religion, Epitomized and Inculcated in Three Essayes. Etc.
Boston, 1702. (128) Agreeable Admonitions for Old and Young. Boston, 1703.
(129) The Day which the Lord hath made. A Discourse Concerning The Institution
and Observation of the Lords-Day. Boston, 1703, 1707. [Sec. ed. includes
translation into Indian.] (130) The Duty of Children Whose Parents have
Prayd for them. Etc. Boston, 1703, 1719. (131) Eureka, Or a Vertuous
Woman found. An Essay on the Death of Mrs Mary Brown. Boston, 1703.
(132) A Family Sacrifice. A Brief Essay to Direct and Excite Family-Religion,
etc. Boston, 1703, 1707, 1714 [with Indian translation], 1720, 1727, 1740. [Also
reprinted in Lond.] (133) The Glory of Goodness; with Remarks on the Redemption
of Captives from the Cruelties of Barbary. Boston, 1703. (134) Great Consolations:
or a Tempted Christian Triumphing over his Temptations. Boston.
1703. (135) The High attainment. A Discourse on resignation. Boston, 1703.
(136) The House of Mourning
a sermon occasioned by the death of Mrs
Abagail Mather. Boston, 1703. [The second part of no. 135.] (137) Jedidiah:
or a Favorite of Heaven described. Boston, 1703. (138) Meat out of the Eater.
Or, Funeral-Discourses, Occasioned by the Death of Several Relatives. Etc.
Boston, 1703. [See no. 136.] (139) Methods and Motives for Society to suppress
Disorders. Boston, 1703. (140) Notes of a Sermon at Boston Lecture, 16
September, 1703. [n. d.] (141) The Retired Christian. Or, The Duty of Secret
Prayer, Publickly inculcated; etc. Boston, 1703. (142) Wholesome Words.
Advisit of advice, given unto families that are visited with sickness, etc. Boston,
1703, 1713, 1721. (143) The Wonderful works of God commemorated, etc. Boston,
1703. [A re-issue of a portion of no. 19.] (144) The Armour of Christianity.
A Treatise, Detecting
the Plots of the Devil against our Happiness
the Wiles by which those Plots are managed. And
the Thoughts by which
those Wiles may by Defeated. Boston, 1704. (145) Baptistes: A Conference
about the Subject and Manner of Baptism. Between C. M. and D. R. Boston,
1704, 1724. (146) A Comforter of the Mourners. An Essay for the Undoing of
Heavy Burdens, etc. Boston, 1704. (147) A Faithful Monitor. Offering, An
Abstract of the Lawes in the Province of the Massachusett-Eay, New-England
Against those Disorders, the Suppression whereof is desired and pursued by them
that wish well to the worthy Designs of Reformation, etc. Boston, 1704. (148)
Faithful Warnings to prevent Fearful Judgments
by a Tragical Spectacle,
in a Number of Miserables under a Sentence of Death for Piracy, etc. Boston,
1704. [A second title, Conversion exemplified. A poem.] (149) The Nets of
Salvation. A Brief Essay upon the Glorious Designs & Methods of Winning the
Minds of Men unto Serious Religion. New London, 1704. [Given in Evans
Amer. Bib., as Boston.] (150) The Reprover doing his Duty. Boston, 1704. [The
second portion of no. 147.] (151) A Servant of the Lord not ashamed of his Lord.
Boston, 1704. (152) A Tree planted by the Rivers of Water. Or, An Essay, upon
the Godly and Glorious Improvements, which Baptised Christians are to make of
their Sacred Baptism. Boston, 1704. (153) Le Vrai Patron des Saines Paroles.
Boston, 1704. (154) A Weaned Christian. Or, Some Things, by which a Serious
Christian may be made Easy when Great Things are Denyd unto him. Etc.
Boston, 1704. (155) Youth under a Good Conduct. A Short Essay to render
Young People Happy, by Engaging them in the wayes of Early & Serious Religion.
Etc. Boston, 1704. (156) A Faithful Man, Described and Rewarded. Some
Observable & Serviceable Passages in the Life and Death of Mr Michael Wigglesworth.
Late Pastor of Maldon; etc. Boston, 1705, 1849. (157) The Hatchets
to hew down the Tree of Sin, which bears the Fruit of Death. Or, the Laws, by
which the Magistrates are to punish Offenses among the Indians as well as among
the English. Etc. [With Indian translation.] Boston, 1705. [See Proc. of
Amer. Antiquar. Soc., no. LXI, 58.] (158) A Letter, About the Present State of
Christianity, among the Christianized Indians in New-England. Written to
Sir William Ashurst, etc. Boston, 1705. [Signed by I. Mather, Cotton
Mather, Nehemiah Walter.] (159) Lex Mercatoria. Or, The Just Rules of Commerce
Declared, etc. Boston, 1705. (160) Mare Pacificum; or the Statisfactions
of afflicted Christianity. Boston, 1705. (161) Monica Americana. A Funeral-Sermon
Occasioned by the Death of Mrs. Sarah Leveret, etc. Boston, 1705
(162) Nicetas. Or, Temptations to Sin, and Particularly to the Sin Wherewith
Youth is most Usually and Easily Ensnared, etc. Boston, 1705. (163) Parental
Wishes and Charges. Or, The Enjoyments of a Glorious Christ, Proposed, as the
great Blessedness which Christian Parents desire for themselves, and for their
Children. Boston, 1705. (164) The Religion of the Closet. Etc. Boston,
1705, 1706. 4th ed., 1715. (165) The Rules of a Vist
How the Visits
of Christians to one another, may be so Managed, as to Answer the Noble Designs
of Christianity. Etc. Boston, 1705. (166) The Christian Temple. Or, An
Essay Upon A Christian Considered as A Temple. Etc. Boston, 1706. (167)
Free-Grace, Maintained & Improved. Etc. Boston, 1706. (168) Good fetchd
out of Evil: A Collection of Memorables relating to our Captives. Boston, 1706.
(169) Good Lessons for Children, in Verse. Boston, 1706. [It quickly had a
second edition.] (170) The Good Old Way. Or, Christianity Described
In the Lives of the Primitive Christians. Etc. Boston, 1706. (171) Heavenly
Considerations: or the Joy of Heaven over them that answer the Call of Heaven.
Boston, 1706. (172) The Impenitent Sinner disarmd of his Plea for Impenitency.
Boston, 1706. (173) The Negro Christianized. An Essay to Excite and Assist
The Instruction of Negro-Servants in Christianity. Boston, 1706.
(174) New and Remarkable Discoveries of Quakerism. [Manuscript sent to London;
perhaps not printed.] (175) Private Meetings Animated and regulated.
Etc. Boston, 1706. (176) Vigilantius. Or, A Servant of the Lord Found Ready
for the Coming of the Lord. A Discourse Occasioned by the Early Death of Seven
Young Ministers, etc. Boston, 1706. (177) A Young Follower of a Great Saviour.
Boston, 1706. (178) Another Tongue brought in, to confess the great
Saviour of the World; or, Some Communications
put into a Tongue used
among the Iroquois Indians, etc. Boston, 1707. (179) The Best Ornaments of
Youth. Etc. Boston, 1707. (180) The Fall of Babylon. Boston, 1707. [A
portion of no. 181, issued separately.] (181) Frontiers Well-Defended. An Essay
To Direct the Frontiers of a Countrey Exposed unto the Incursions of a Barbarous
Enemy, How to behave, etc. Boston, 1707. [See note to no. 45.] (182) The Greatest
Concern in the World. [?], 1707. New London, 1718. (183) A Memorial of
the Present Deplorable State of New-England, With the Many Disadvantages it
lyes under by the Male-Administration of their Present Governour, Joseph Dudley,
Esq. and his Son Paul, etc. [London], 1707. Reprinted in Preface to vol. II of
Sewalls Diary. Mass. Hist. Soc. Col. Fifth Series, vol. VI. (184) Ornamental
Piety. [?], 1707. (185) Ye soldier told what he shall do. [?], 1707, [?], 1709. (186)
The Spirit of Life entring into the Spiritually Dead. Etc. Boston, 1707. (187)
A Treacle fetchd out of a Viper. A Brief Essay Upon Falls into Sins; etc. Boston,
1707. (188) A Very Needful Caution. A Brief Essay to Discover the Sin that
Slayes its Ten Thousands
With some Antidotes against the Infection of
Covetousness, etc. Boston, 1707. (189) Corderius Americanus. An Essay
upon the Good Education of Children
. In a Funeral Sermon upon Mr
Master of the Free-School in Boston, etc. Boston, 1708,
1774. 1828 [Abridged and with new material]. (190) The Deplorable State of
New-England, By Reason of a Covetous and Treacherous Governour and Pusillanimous
Counsellors, with a Vindication of the Honble Mr Higginson, Mr
To which is Added, An Account of the Shameful Miscarriage of
the Late Expedition against Port-Royal. London, 1708. [A reply to a reply to
no. 183. Ascribed to C. M. by Palfrey. Mass. Hist. Soc. Col. Preface to vol. VI.
Fifth Series.] (191) A Good Evening for the Best of Dayes. An Essay to Manage
an Action of Trespass, against Those who Misspend the Lords-Day Evening,
etc. Boston, 1708. (192) Letter to Governor Joseph Dudley. I. Mass. Hist.
Soc. Col., III, 128. (193) The Man of God Furnished. The Way of Truth, Laid
out; etc. Boston, 1708, 1721. (194) Sober Considerations, on a Growing Flood
and to Warn People, particularly of the Woful Consequences
[of] the Prevailing Abuse of Rum. Boston, . (195) Winthropi Justa. A
Sermon at the Funeral of
John Winthrop, Esq. Late Governor of
Connecticut. Etc. Boston, 1708, 1709. London, 1709. Boston and London, 1710.
(196) The Bonds of the Covenant. Boston, 1709. (197) A Christian Conversing
with the Great Mystery of Christianity. The Mystery of the Trinity, etc. [Boston],
1709. (198) The Cure of Sorrow. An Essay directing Persons under Sadness
what Course to take, etc. Boston, 1709. (199) The Desires of the Repenting
Believer. Boston, 1709. (200) An Essay on the Streets of the Holy City. [Boston?
not in Evans], 1709. (201) Family Religion Urged. Etc. Boston, 1709, 1747. (202)
A Golden Curb, for the Mouth, which
Rushes into the Sins of Profane
Swearing and Cursing. Boston, 1709. (203) Nunc Dimittis
Dismission, of the Holy Believer
Considered in a Funeral Sermon, for
Mr John Higginson, etc. Boston, 1709. (204) The Sailours Companion and
Counsellour. Etc. Boston, 1709. (205) Ye Sum of ye matter: Abridgmt of
ye Assemblies Catechism. 1709.? (206) The Temple Opening. A Particular
Church Considered as a Temple of the Lord. Etc. Boston, 1709. (207) Work
Within-Doors. An Essay to Assist the Serious in the Grand Exercise of Conversing
with Themselves, etc. Boston, 1709. (208) Youth in its Brightest Glory.
An Essay, Directing them that are Young in Age, to become Strong in Grace, etc.
Boston, 1709. (209) Bonifacius. An Essay Upon the Good, that is to be Devised
and Designed, by those Who Desire to Answer the Great End of Life, and Do Good
While they Live. Etc. [Boston, 1710.] [Title of later editions changed to Essays
to do Good, etc.] New York, 1805. Improved by George Burder, London, 1807,
1808. Boston, 1808. Johnstown, 1815. London, 1824. With introd. by
Andrew Thomson, Glasgow, 1825. Dover, 1826. London, 1842. Boston, 1845.
(210) Christianity Demonstrated. Etc. Boston, 1710. (211) Dust and Ashes.
An Essay upon Repentance to the Last. Boston, 1710. (212) Elizabeth in her
Holy Retirement; An Essay to Prepare a Pious Woman for her Lying-In, etc.
Boston, 1710. (213) The Heavenly Conversation, An Essay upon the Methods of
Conversing with a Glorious Christ, etc. Boston, 1710. (214) Letter
University of Glasgow, acknowledging the degree of Doctor of Divinity.
[Boston, 1710.] (215) Man Eating the Food of Angels. The Gospel of the Manna,
to be Gathered in the Morning
Von Extor, etc. Boston, 1710. (216) Nehemiah. A Brief
Essay on Divine Consolations, etc. Boston, 1710. (217) A New Offer to the
lovers of religion and learning. [Boston, 1710.] The prospectus of his Biblia
Americana. (218) Theopolis Americana
A Testimony against the
Corruptions of the Market-Place. Etc. Boston, 1710. (219) Advice from Taberah.
A Sermon after the Terrible Fire, which
Laid a Considerable Part
of Boston in Ashes. Etc. Boston, 1711. [Cf. I. Mass. Hist. Soc. Col. V, 52.]
(220) Compassions Called for. An Essay
on Miserable Spectacles
Especially, The Surprising Distresses and Deliverances of a Company lately
on the coast of New-England. Boston, 1711. 2d impression
the same year. (221) Manly Christianity. Etc. London, 1711. (222) Memorials
of Early Piety. Occurring in the Holy Life & Joyful Death of Mrs Jerusha
Oliver. Etc. Boston, 1711. (223) The Old Pathes Restored. Etc. [On the
doctrine of grace.] Boston, 1711. London, 1712. (224) Orphanotrophium.
Or, Orphans Well-provided for. An Essay, On the Care taken in the Divine
Providence for Children when their Parents forsake them. Etc. Boston, 1711.
(225) Perswasions from the Terror of the Lord. A Sermon concerning The Day
of Judgment; etc. Boston, 1711. (226) The Right Way to shake off a Viper
What shall Good Men do, when they are Evil Spoken of. London, 1711.
Boston, 1720. A second impression the same year. (227) Awakening Thoughts on
the Sleep of Death. Etc. Boston, 1712. (228) Curiosa Americana. Not published.
1712. [First series.] Excerpted in Philosophical Transactions, London. April-June,
1714. The original MSS. in the Letter-Book of the Royal Soc. (229) The Fishermans
Calling. A Brief Essay, to Serve the Great Interests of religion among our
Fisher-men. Etc. Boston, 1712. (230) Grace Defended. Etc. Boston, 1712.
["One of the earliest Christmas sermons preached from a Puritan pulpit in New
England."] (231) Grata Brevitas
Weighty Matters of Religion, offered in several Abridgments, etc. Boston, 1712.
(232) Pastoral Desires. A Short Catalogue of Excellent Things, which a True
Pastor, will Desire to see
among his People. Etc. Boston, 1712. (233)
Preface to J. Pierponts Sundry False Hopes of Heaven Discovered and Decryed.
Boston, 1712. (234) Reason Satisfied: and Faith Established. The Resurrection
of a Glorious Jesus Demonstrated by many Infallible Proofs: etc. Boston,
1712. (235) Repeated Warnings. Another Essay, to Warn Young People
against Rebellions that must be Repented of; etc. Boston, 1712. (236) Seasonable
Thoughts upon Mortality. A Sermon Occasioned by the raging of a Mortal
Sickness in the Colony of Connecticut, etc. Boston, 1712. (237) A Soul Well-Anchored.
A Little Manual for Self-Examination; etc. Boston, 1712. (238)
Thoughts for the Day of Rain
The Gospel of the Rainbow
Saviour with His Rainbow. Etc. Boston, 1712. (239) A Town in its truest
Glory. A discourse wherein the state of all our towns is considered. Boston,
1712. (240) A True Survey & Report of the Road. A Brief Essay to Rectify
the Mistakes of Men, about the Way taken by them. Etc. Boston, 1712. (241)
The Wayes and Joyes of Early Piety. One Essay more to Describe and Commend,
A Walk in the Truth of our Great Saviour, unto the Children of His People. Etc.
Boston, 1712. (242) Winter Piety. A Very Brief Essay, in the Methods of Piety,
etc. Boston, 1712. (243) The Young Man Spoken to. Another Essay, to
Recommend & Inculcate the Maxims of Early Religion, etc. Boston, 1712. (244)
The A, B, C, of Religion. Lessons Relating to the Fear of God, etc. Boston,
1713. (245) Adversus Libertinos. Or, Evangelical Obedience Described and
Demanded, etc. Boston, 1713. [An attack upon Antinomianism.] (246)
Advice from the Watch Tower
A brief Essay to Declare the Danger
of all Evil Customes in general; And
a more particular Catalogue of
Evil Customes growing upon us; etc. Boston, 1713. (247) The Best Way of
Living; Which is to Die Daily: etc. Boston, 1713. (248) A Christian Funeral
What should be the Behaviour of a Christian at a Funeral? Boston, 1713.
(249) The Curbed Sinner
Occasioned by a Sentence of Death, passed on a
poor Young Man, for the Murder of his Companion, etc. Boston, 1713. [The
second part of no. 258.] (250) A Flying Roll, Brought forth, to Enter into the
House and Hand of the Thief. The Crime & the Doom of the Thief declared, etc.
Boston, 1713. (251) Golgotha. A Lively Description of Death
by some fresh Instances
With a more particular Memorial of
Mr Recompense Wadsworth, a Late School-Master in Boston. Boston,
1713. (252) Hezekiah. A Christian Armed with Strength from above; etc.
Boston, 1713. (253) Instructions for Children, in verse, including the Body of
Divinity versified. Boston, 1713. [Appended to no. 244.] (254) A Letter About
a Good Management under the Distemper of the Measles, at this time Spreading
in the Country. Etc. Boston, 1713. (255) A Man of his Word
Fidelity in Keeping of Promises and Engagements. Boston, 1713. (256)
A Sermon Occasioned by the Death of a Religious
Matron, Mrs Mary Rock, etc. Boston, 1713. (257) A Present of Summer Fruit
To Offer Some Instructions of Piety, Which the Summer-Season
Leads us to; etc. Boston, 1713. (258) The Sad Effects of Sin. A True Relation
of the Murder Committed by David Wallis, on his Companion Benjamin
Stolwood. Etc. Boston, 1713. [Three titles: the second is no. 249, the third,
The Hainous nature of the sin of Murder, by B. Colman.] (259) Tabitha Rediviva.
An Essay to Describe and Commend the Good Works of a Vertuous
With some Justice done to the Memory of
Hutchinson. Boston, 1713. (260) A Testimony against Evil Customs Given
by Several Ministers. Boston, 1713. (261) Things to be more thought upon.
A Brief Treatise on the Injuries Offered unto the Glorious and Only Saviour of the
World, etc. Boston, 1713. (262) What should be most of All Thot upon. A
Brief Essay to Awaken
A Proper and a Lively Concern for a Good State
after Death. Etc. Boston, 1713. (263) The Will of a Father Submitted to.
The Duty of Patient Submission to every Condition, which the Providence of
God, Orders for the Children of Men. Boston, 1713. (264) Death Approaching.
Boston, 1714. (265) Duodecennium Luctuosum. The History of a Long War
With Indian Salvages, And their Directors and Abettors; From the Year, 1702.
To the Year, 1714. Etc. Boston, 1714. (266) The Glorious Throne. A Short
View of Our Great Lord-Redeemer, On His Throne
And most Particularly
the Death of our Late Memorable Sovereign, And the Legal Succession
to the Illustrious House of Hanover. Etc. Boston, 1714. (267)
Insanabilia; or an Essay upon Incurables; etc. Boston, 1714. (268) A Life of
Piety Resolvd upon
A Walk before the Glorious God. And the Resolutions
Wherewith such a Walk is to be come into. Made upon the Death of
Mrs Sarah Thing; etc. Boston, 1714. (269) Maternal Consolations
the Death of Mrs Maria Mather, the Consort of the Eminent Dr. Increase Mather.
Boston, 1714. (270) A Monitor for Communicants. An Essay to Excite and
Religious Approaches to the Table of the Lord. Etc. Boston,
1714, 1715, 1716 [in English and Indian]. New London, 1732. Boston,
1750. (271) Pascentius. A very brief Essay upon the Methods of Piety. Etc.
Boston, 1714. (272) A Perfect Recovery
Exhibited in a Brief Discourse
to the Inhabitants of a Place, that had Passd thro a very Sickly Winter, And a
Time of much Adversity. Boston, 1714. (273) The Religion of the Cross
Occasioned by what was Encountred in the Death of
Mather [his wife], etc. Boston, 1714. (274) The Sacrificer. An Essay upon the
Sacrifices, Wherewith a Christian
Endeavours to Glorify God. Boston.
1714. (275) The Saviour with his Rainbow
the Covenant which God will
remember in the Times of Danger passing over his Church. London, 1714.
(276) A Short Life, yet not a vain one: occasioned by some Instances of Mortality.
Boston, 1714. (277) A Short View of our Glorious Redeemer on his Throne.
Boston, 1714. (278) Verba Vivifica: some Words of Life, produced by the Death
of some young Persons. Boston, 1714. (279) Vita brevis: an Essay upon Withering
Flowers. Boston, 1714. (280) Benedictus. Good Men Described
With Some Character & History of
Mr Thomas Bridge, A Late Pastor
of the First-Church in Boston; etc. Boston, 1715. (281) The Grand Point of
Sollicitude. A very brief Essay upon Divine Desertions, the Symptoms of them,
etc. Boston, 1715. (282) Just Commemorations. The Death of Good Men
Considered; and The Characters of Some who have Lately Died in the Service of
Unto which there is added, A brief Account of the Evangelical Work among the Christianized Indians of New-England; Whereof One of the
Persons here Commemorated was a valuable
Instrument. [Life of
Grindal Rawson.] Boston, [1715.] (283) Monitor for ye Children of ye Covent.
[Boston], 1715. [Possibly identical with no.271] (284) Nuncia Bona e Terra
Longinqua. A Brief Account of Some Good & Great Things A Doing For the
Kingdom of God, In the Midst of Europe; etc. Boston, 1715. (285) Parentalia.
An Essay Upon the Blessings and Comforts Reserved for Pious Children after the
Death of their Pious Parents. Etc. Boston, 1715. (286) Shaking Dispensations. An Essay Upon the Mighty Shakes, which the Hand of Heaven
giving to the World. With
Remarks on the Death of the French King,
etc. Boston, 1715. (287) A Sorrowful Spectacle. In Two Sermons Occasioned
by a Just Sentence of Death, on a Miserable Woman, for the Murder of a Spurious
With some Remarkable Things, relating to the Criminal; proper
for All to be Informed of. Boston, 1715. [Appended is B. Colmans The Divine
Compassions declard and magnified.] (288) Successive Generations. Remarks
upon the Changes of a Dying World, Made by One Generation passing off, and
another Generation coming on. Boston, 1715. (289) Verba Opportuna:
The Circumstances of Boston considered, with fresh Inculcations of Piety. Boston, 1715. (290) The Christian Cynick. A` brief Essay On a Merciful Saviour,
Addressd by an Unworthy Sinner; etc. Boston, 1716. (291) Curiosa Americana,
continued in Letters to ye Learned & Famous John Woodward M.D.
from Cotton Mather, etc. 1716. Contains, 1, Monstrous Impraegnations; 2,
A Monstrous Calf; 3, The Nidification of Pigeons; 4, A Triton; 5, A Serpent securely handled; 6, A Strange Mischief to the Eyes; 7, Strength of Imagination;
8, The Stone Mistaken; 9, Surprizing Influences of the Moon; 10, Curiosities of
the Small Pox; 11, The Fagiana. [The second series of Cur. Amer., written in
1714, was sent to England for publication by the Royal Soc. Fearful that they were
lost, Mather reproduced them as above. See Kittredge, under Biography
and Criticism.] (292) A brief Essay on Tokens for Good. [Boston?], 1716. (293)
The City of Refuge. The Gospel of the City Explained, etc. Boston, 1716.
(294) Directions How to spend the Lords Day Evening. Boston, 1716.
(295) The Echos of Devotion. A very brief and plain Essay on those Acts
of Compliance which all Calls to Piety are to be entertained withal. Boston, 1716.
(296) Fair Dealing between Debtor and Creditor. A very brief Essay upon The
Caution to be used, about coming into Debt, And getting out of it. Boston, 1716.
(297) Letter to Dr. John Woodward, of London, respecting Bridget and Jane
Moulton, etc. 1716. Col. New Hamp. Hist. Soc., III, 122. (298) Life swiftly
Passing and quickly Ending. A very Short Sermon
after the Death of
Mrs. Mehetabel Gerrish, etc. Boston, 1716. (299) Marah spoken to. A brief
Essay to do good unto the Widow. Etc. Boston, 1716, 1718. (300) Menachem
On Tokens of Good
also some Good Things of a Late Occurrence
which have a Comfortable Aspect on the Protestant Religion in General,
etc. Boston, 1716. (301) Piety Demanded. [Boston?], 1716. (302) The Pleasures
of True Piety. Boston, 1716. (303) The Resort of Piety. Our Saviour Considered
and Exhibited as a Tree of Life, etc. Boston, 1716. (304) The Servant of Abraham. With Motives for the Instruction of Servants. Boston, 1716. (305) vol.127
Some Seasonable Advice unto the Poor To be annexed unto the Kindnesses of God,
etc. [Boston, 1716.] (306) The Stone Cut out of the Mountain. And The
Kingdom of God, in Those Maxims of it, that cannot be shaken. Etc. Boston,
1716. (307) Utilia. Real and Vital Religion Served, in the Various & Glorious
Intentions of it. Etc. Boston, 1716. (308) Anastasius; The Resurrection of
Lazarus improved. Boston, 1717. (309) A Brief Account of the State of the
Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England, Civil and Ecclesiastical.
Boston, 1717. (310) The Case of a troubled Mind
Which apprehends the
Face of a gracious God Hidden from it. Etc. Boston, 1717, 1741. (311) Febrifugium. An Essay for the Cure of Ungodly Anger. Boston, 1717. (312) Hades
Lookd into. The Power of Our Great Saviour Over the Invisible World, and the
Gates of Death
Considered, In a Sermon Preached at the Funeral of
Wait Winthrop, Esq; etc. Boston, 1717. (313) Icono-clastes. An Essay upon
the Idolatry, too often committed under the Profession of the most Reformed
Christianity; etc. Boston, 1717. (314) Instructions to the Living, from the
Condition of the Dead. A Brief Relation of Remarkables in the Shipwreck of
above One Hundred Pirates, Who were Cast away in the Ship Whido
April 26. 1717. And in the Death of Six, who
were Convicted & Condemned
And Executed, etc. Boston, 1717. (315) Malachi. Or, The
Everlasting Gospel Preached unto the Nations. Etc. Boston, 1717. Philadelphia, 1767. (316) Piety and Equity United. In Two Essays: etc. Boston,
1717. (317) Preface by Dr. Increase Mather and Dr. Cotton Mather to Bridgewaters Monitor, by James Keith and Samuel Danforth. Boston, 1717. (318)
Proposals for printing by subscription Psalterium Americanum. Boston, 1717.
(319) Raphael: The Blessings of an healed Soul considered. Boston, 1717. (320)
A Speech made unto his excellency, Samuel Shute Esq
By the Reverend Dr.
Cotton Mather, Attended with the Ministers
May 30. 1717. Boston,
1717. (321) The Thankful Christian. A brief Essay, Upon those Returns of
Thankfulness and Obediance to the Glorious God, etc. Boston, 1717. (322)
The Tribe of Asher. A brief Essay on the Conspicuous Blessings with which the
People of God and their Offspring are known to be the Blessed of the Lord. Etc.
Boston, 1717. (323) The Valley of Baca. The Divine Sovreignty, Displayed &
A Sermon Preached on the Death of Mrs Hannah Sewall; The
Religious & Honourable Consort of Samuel Sewall Esq; etc. Boston, 1717. (324)
The Valley of Hinnom. The Terrours of Hell demonstrated
In a Sermon
Preached in the Hearing, and at the Request of a Man under a Sentence of Death
for a Murder; etc. Boston, 1717. (325) Victorina. A Sermon Preachd On the
Decease and At the Desire, of Mrs Kathrin Mather, By her Father. Etc. Boston, 1717. With additions, 1727. (326) The Voice of the Dove; with Memoirs of
Mr Robert Kitchen. Boston, 1717. (327) Zelotes. A Zeal For the House of
God; Blown up, in a Sermon, etc. Boston, 1717. [A dedication sermon on a new
meeting-house in Summer Street.] (328) Brethren dwelling together in Unity.
The True Basis for an Union Among the People of God
In a Sermon.
Preached at the Ordination of a Pastor, in the Church of the Baptists. Boston,
1718. (329) Early Piety, exemplified in Elizabeth Butcher of Boston, etc. Boston, 1718. (330) Faith Encouraged
a Strange Impression from Heaven,
on the Minds of Some Jewish Children, At the City of Berlin, etc. Boston, 1718.
(331) A Man of Reason. A Brief Essay to demonstrate That all Men should
hearken to Reason, etc. Boston, 1718. (332) The Obedient Sufferer. Boston,
1718. (333) Providence asserted and adored: A Sermon occasioned by the Death of
several who were drowned. Boston, 1718. [1716?]. (334) Psalterium Americanum.
The Book of Psalms, In a translation exactly conformed unto the original; but all
in blank verse, fitted unto the tunes commonly used in our churches. Etc. Boston,
1718. [See no. 318.] (335) Right Hand of Fellowship of the Churches at the
Ordination of Thomas Prince. [Boston?], 1718. (336) Vanishing Things. An Essay
on Dying Man
In a Sermon Preached on the Departure
Thomas Bernard, etc. Boston, 1718. (337) Concio ad Populum. A Distressed
People Entertained with Proposals for the Relief of their Distresses, etc. Boston,
1719. (338) Desiderius. Or, A Desirable Man Describd
Mr James Keith, etc. Boston, 1719. (339) The Duty of Children,
Whose Parents have Prayd for them, etc. Boston, 1719. (340) Genethlia
Pia; Or, Thoughts for a Birth-Day. Boston, 1719. (341) A Glorious Espousal.
A Brief Essay to Illustrate the Marriage, wherein Our Great Saviour offers to
Espouse unto Himself the Children of Men; And
a Good Carriage in the Married Life. Etc. Boston, 1719. (342) An Heavenly
Life. A Christian taught how to live. etc. Boston, 1719. (343) History of Seasonable
Interposition Especially Relating to the Fifth of November. Boston, 1719.
(344) Letter to Rev. Thomas Bradbury Septemb 7. 1719. Prefixed to Bradburys
Necessity for Revealed Religion. 1719. (345) A Letter giving the "Character
of the Inhabitants of New England, and of Col. Shute, their present Governour."
Nov. 4. 1718. 1719. (346) Mirabilia Dei. An Essay on the very
Seasonable & Remarkable Interpositions of the Divine Providence
relating to that Twice-Memorable Fifth of November. Etc. Boston, 1719.
(347) A New-Year Well-begun. An Essay Offered on a New-Years-Day, etc.
Boston, 1719. New-London, 1719. (348) The Religion of an Oath. Plain
Directions How the Duty of Swearing May be Safely Managed, etc. Boston,
1719. (349) Sincere Piety described, and the Trial of Sincerity assisted. Boston,
1719. (350) A Testimony against Evil Customs. Given by Several Ministers of
the Gospel. Etc. Boston, 1719. (351) The Tryed Professor. A very Brief
Essay, to Detect and Prevent Hypocrisy, etc. Boston, 1719. (352) Vigilius.
Or The Awakener
To Rebuke first the Natural Sleep Which too often
proves a Dead Fly
And then the Moral Sleep, etc. Boston, 1719. (353)
A Voice from Heaven. An Account of an uncommon Appearance in the Heavens,
with Remarks upon it. Boston, 1719. (354) Youth Advised: An Essay on
the Sins of Youth. Boston, 1719. (355) A Brothers Duty: An Essay on every
Man his Brothers Keeper. Boston, 1720. (356) Coheleth. A Soul upon Re-collection
Offering the Advice of a Father going out of the World, unto a
Son coming into it. Boston, 1720. (357) Detur Digniori. The Righteous Man
In a Sermon upon the Death of the Reverend Mr Joseph
Gerrish, etc. Boston, 1720. (358) Letter [supposed] "To the Hone Judge Sewall,"
April, 1720. Mass. Hist. Soc. Col. XXXII, 122. (359) The Quickened Soul. A
Short and Plain Essay on, The Withered Hand Revived and Restored. Boston,
1720. (360) The Salvation of the Soul considered, etc. Boston, 1720. (361)
Undoubted Certainties. Or, Piety Enlivened
In a Sermon Preached
on the Death of Mrs Abigail Sewall, etc. Boston, 1720. (362) A Year and a
Life Well Concluded
A Sermon Preached on the Last Day of the Year,
1719. Boston, 1720. (363) The Accomplished Singer
Intended for the
Assistance of all that would Sing Psalms with Grace in their Hearts, etc. Boston,
1721. (364) Address to the Physicians of Boston. 1721. [The first pamphlet
(unpublished) of the inoculation controversy. Printed in large part in no. 377.
The remainder in no. 411.] (365) American Sentiments on the Arian Controversy.
London, 1721. (366) The Christian Philosopher: A Collection of the Best Discoveries
in Nature, with Religious Improvements. London, 1721. Charles-town,
1815. [For a history of this work, see Pub. Colonial Soc. of Mass. XIV, 98,
note 5.] (367) Curiosa Americana. 1721. Fourth series. [Ten papers, one of
which was incorporated in no. 411. See note to no. 377.] (368) The Embassadors
Tears. A Minister of the Gospel, Making his Just and Sad Complaint of an Un-successful
Ministry. Boston, 1721. (369) A Faithful Account of what has
occurd under the late Experiments of the Small-Pox managed and governed in the
way of Inoculation. Published, partly to put a stop unto that unaccountable
way of Lying, which fills the Town & Country on this occasion; and partly for
the Information & Satisfaction of our Friends in other places. Printed in the
Boston Gazette, No. 101, 30 Oct., 1721. [See note to no. 377.] (370) Genuine
A Sermon On the Departure of Mrs. Frances Webb, etc.
Boston, 1721. (371) Honesta Parsimonia. Or Time Spent as it should be. Etc.
Boston, 1721. (372) India Christiana. A Discourse Delivered unto the Commissioners,
for the Propagation of the Gospel among the American Indians, etc.
Boston, 1721. (373) A Letter to a Friend in the Country, Attempting a Solution
of the Scruples & Objections
commonly made against the New Way of
receiving the Small-Pox. Boston, 1721. (374) A Pastoral Letter, to Families
Visited with Sickness. Third impression. Boston, 1721. A re-issue, with
changed title, of no. 142. (375) Sentiments on the Small Pox Inoculated. Part
two of Several Reasons proving that Inoculating or Transplanting the Small Pox,
is a Lawful Practice. Boston, 1721. [The first part by I. Mather.] (376) Sil-entarius.
A Brief Essay on the Holy Silence and Godly Patience, that Sad Things
are to be Entertained withal. A Sermon
On the Death of Mrs. Abigail
By her Father. Boston, 1721. (377) Some Account of what
is said of Inoculating or Transplanting the Small Pox. By
Timonius, and Jacobus Pylarinus. With some Remarks thereon. To which
are added A Few Quaeries in Answer to the Scruples of many about the Lawfulness
of this Method. Published by Dr. Zabdiel Boylstone. 1721. [Largely by
C.M. For a full discussion of this and other Inoculation titles, see Kittredge,
Some Lost Works of Cotton Mather.] (378) [Some Letters from New-England,
Relating to the Controversy of the Present Time. London, 1721. (379)
Tremenda. The Dreadful Sound with which the Wicked are to be Thunder-struck.
In a Sermon delivered unto a Great Assembly, in which was present, a
Miserable African, just going to be Executed, etc. Boston, 1721. Second ed. the
same year. (380) A Vision in the Temple. The Lord of Hosts Adored
at the Opening of the New Brick Meeting-House in the North part of Boston, etc.
Boston, 1721. (381) The Way of Truth laid out. A Catechism, etc. Boston,
1721. [A re-issue of portions of nos. 193, 180, 120.] (382) What the pious parent
wishes for. Boston, 1721. [The first sermon in a series by eight ministers on
Early Piety.] (383) The World Alarmd. A Surprizing Relation, Of a New
Burning-Island Lately raised out of the Sea, near Tercera
And a Brief
History of the other Ignivomous Mountains at this day flaming in the World.
Boston, 1721. (384) An Account of the Method and Success of Inoculating
the Small-Pox in Boston in New England. In a letter from a Gentleman there,
to his Friend in London. London, 1722. Dedicatory letter by J. Dummer.
[See note to no. 377.] (385) Bethiah. The Glory Which Adorns the Daughters of
God. Boston, 1722. (386) Columbanus. Or, The Doves Flying to the Windows
of their Saviour. Boston, 1722. (387) Curiosa Variolarum. 1722. [See note
to no. 377.] (388) Divine Afflations. An Essay, To Describe and Bespeak Those
Gracious Influences of the Holy Spirit, etc. New-London, 1722. (389) Love
Triumphant. A Sermon at the Gathering of a New Church, etc. Boston, 1722.
(390) The Minister. A Sermon Offerd unto the Anniversary Convention of
Ministers, etc. Boston, 1722. (391) Pia Desideria. Or the Smoaking Flax,
raised into a Sacred Flame; etc. Boston, 1722. (392) Repeated Admonitions.
In a Monitory Letter, About the Maintainance Of an Able and Faithful Ministry;
etc. Boston, 1722, 1725. (393) Sober Sentiments. In an Essay upon the Vain
Presumption of Living & Thriving In the World
Produced by the
Death of Mr Joshua Lamb, etc. Boston, 1722. (394) The Soul upon the Wing.
An Essay on the State of the Dead. Etc. Boston, 1722. (395) The Way of
Proceeding in the Small Pox inoculated in New England. Published in Philosophical
Transactions, Jan.-March, 1722. London. [See note to no. 377.] (396)
A Brief memorial, of matters, and methods for pastoral visits. Boston, 1723. (397)
The Case of the Small-Pox Inoculated; further Cleared. To Dr. James Jurin [Sec.
of the Royal Soc.]. 1723. (398) Coelestinus. A Conversation in Heaven, Quickened
and Assisted, with Discoveries Of Things in the Heavenly World. Etc. Boston,
1723. (399) An Essay on Remarkables in the Way of Wicked Men. Boston, 1723.
(400) Euthanasia. A Sudden Death Made Happy and Easy to the Dying Believer,
Exemplified in John Frizell, Esq; etc. Boston, 1723. (401) A Father Departing.
A Sermon On the Departure of the Venerable and Memorable Dr. Increase Mather
By One who, as a Son with a Father, served with him in the Gospel.
Boston, 1723. (402) A further Account, of the Method & Success of the Small-Pox
Inoculated. 1723. [See note to no. 377.] (403) A Good Character. Or A
Walk with God Characterized. With Some Dues paid unto the Memory of Mr
Joseph Belcher, etc. Boston, 1723. (404) Good Lessons for Children in verse.
New-London, 1723. [Cf. no. 253.] (405) The Lord-High-Admiral of all the Seas,
Adored. A Brief Essay upon the Miracle of our Saviour Walking upon the Water.
Etc. Boston, 1723. (406) A Pacificatory Letter [on psalm singing in churches].
Boston, 1723. (407) The Pure Nazarite. Advice to a Young Man, etc. Boston,
1723. (408) Some seasonable enquiries offered, for the consideration and satisfaction
of them that are willing to weigh things in even balances. And for the
establishment of the Reformed Churches, etc. [Boston], 1723. (409) Valerius:
or Soul Prosperity. Etc. Boston, 1723. (410) The Voice of God in a Tempest.
A Sermon Preached in the Time of the Storm; etc. Boston, 1723. (411) The
Angel of Bethesda, Visiting the Invalids of a Miserable World. [1724?] [Listed
by Sibley and Evans as of the year 1722, New-London; by Kittredge as of the
year 1724. See note to no. 377.] (412) Decus ac Tutamen. A Brief Essay on
the Blessings Enjoyd by a People that have Men of a Right Character Shining
among them. Offered in Commemoration of
the Honourable Gurdon
Saltonstall Esq; etc. New-London, 1724. (413) Light in Darkness. An Essay
on the Piety Which by Remembering the Many Days of Darkness, Will Change
them into a Mervellous Light. With a Notable Example of it, etc. Boston,
1724. (414) The Nightingale. An Essay on Songs among Thorns. Etc.
Boston, 1724. (415) Parentator. Memoirs of Remarkables in the Life and
Death of the Ever-Memorable Dr. Increase Mather. Etc. Boston, 1724,
1741. (416) Religious Societies. Proposals For the Revival of Dying Religion,
By Well-Ordered Societies for that Purpose. Etc. Boston, 1724. (417)
Stimulator, or the Case of a Soul walking in Darkness. [New-London], 1724.
(418) Tela Praevisa. A Short Essay on Troubles to be Lookd for. Etc.
Boston, 1724. [Sermon on the death of his son Increase.] (419) The True
In a brief Essay on the Unsearchable Riches of Christ. Boston
1724. (420) Une grand Voix du Ciel a la France. Boston, 1724. (421) The
Words of Understanding. Three Essays; I. The Philomela
III. Jonah, etc. Boston, 1724. (423) The Christians daily
devotion: A continuation of the Pastoral-letter. Boston, 1725. (423) Christo-dulus.
A Good Reward of a Good Servant
With some Commemoration
of Mr Thomas Walter, etc. Boston, 1725. (424) Deus Nobiscum. A
Very brief Essay on the Enjoyment of God. Etc. Boston, 1725. (425) Edul-corator.
A brief Essay on the Waters of Marah Sweetened
Praemature Death of Captain Josiah Winslow, Who Sacrificed his Life
Engaging an Army of Indians, etc. Boston, 1725. (426) El-Shaddai
by the Death of that Vertuous Gentlewoman, Mrs Katharin Willard, etc.
Boston, 1725. (427) Memoirs of the Life of the late Reverend Increase Mather
D.D. Etc. London, 1725. [Abridged and altered from no. 415.] (428) The
New Settlement of the Birds in New England. In Mass. Hist. Soc. Col. XXI, 126,
and in Andros Tracts, II, 324, under title Political Fables. (429) The Palmbearers.
A brief Relation of Patient and Joyful Sufferings; etc. Boston, 1725.
(430) A Proposal for an Evangelical Treasury humbly tendered unto the
Churches. [Boston, 1725.] (431) Renatus. A brief Essay on A Soul passing
From Death to Life
And the Mystery of the Two Adams, etc. Boston,
1725. (432) Virtue in its Verdure. A Christian Exhibited as a Green Olivetree
with a Character of the Virtuous Mrs Abigail Brown, etc. Boston,
1725. (433) Vital Christianity: A Brief Essay on the Life of God, in the
Soul of Man; etc. Charlestown and Philadelphia, 1725. (434) Zalmonah.
The Gospel of the Brazen Serpent, in the Mosaic History. Etc. Boston, 1725.
(435) The Choice of Wisdom. A Brief
Essay on the Best of Blessings,
To be Obtained by the Chusing of them and Asking for them. Etc. Boston,
(436) The Comforts of one walking thro the Valley of the Shadow of
Death. 1726. [Perhaps identical with no. 441.] (437) Diluvium Ignis. De
Secundo ac Optando Jehovae-Jesu Adventu; etc. [Boston], 1726. (438)
Ecclesiae Monilia. The Peculiar Treasure of the Almighty King Opened
Whereof One is more particularly Exhibited, in the Character of Mrs Elizabeth
Cotton, etc. Boston, 1726. (439) Fasciculus Viventium. Or, All Good
Wishes in One
A Soul bound up in the Bundle of Life; etc. Boston, 1726.
(440) A Good Old Age. A Brief Essay on the Glory of Aged Piety. Etc. Boston,
1726. (441) Hatzar-Maveth. Comfortable words;
on the comforts of
one living to God, but walking through the valley of the shadow of death; etc.
Boston, 1726. (442) The Instructor in the truths of the Gospel. Boston, 1726.
(443) Lampadarius. A very brief Essay, To Show the Light, Which Good Men
have in Dark Hours Arising to them. Etc. Boston, 1726. (444) Manuductio ad
Ministerium. Directions for a Candidate of the Ministry. Etc. Boston, 1726.
Re-issued under title, Student and Preacher, with introd. by J. Ryland, London,
1781, 1789. "The famous Latin preface" reduced "into ordo verborum," with
literal translation, by H. Walford. London [?], 1800 [?] (445) Nails Fastened.
Or, Proposals of Piety Reasonably and Seasonably Complyed withal. Boston,
1726. (446) Pietas Matutina. One Essay more, to bespeak and engage Early
from the Early Departure of Mrs Elizabeth Cooper, etc.
By her Father. Boston, 1726. (447) Ratio Disciplinae Fratrum Nov-Anglorum.
A Faithful Account of the Discipline Professed and Practised; in the Churches of
New-England. Etc. Boston, 1726. Extracts reprinted, Portland, 1829.
(448) A Serious Address to those who unnecessarily frequent the Tavern,
and often spend the Evening in Publick Houses. By Several Ministers. To
which is added, a private letter
by the late Reverend Dr. Increase Mather.
Boston, 1726. (449) Some Seasonable Advice unto the Poor; etc. Boston, 1726.
(450) Suspiria Vinctorum. Some Account of the Condition to which the Protestant
Interest in the World is at this Day reduced. Etc. Boston, 1726. (451)
Terra Beata. A Brief Essay, on the Blessing of Abraham; etc. Boston, 1726.
(452) The Vial poured out upon the Sea. A Remarkable Relation of Certain
Pirates, Brought unto a Tragical and Untimely End. Etc. Boston, 1726.
(453) Agricola. Or, The Religious Husbandman: etc. Boston, 1727. (454)
The Balance of the Sanctuary. A Short and Plain Essay; Declaring, The True
Balance Wherein Every Thing Should be Weighed, etc. Boston, 1727. (455)
Baptismal Piety. Two Brief Essays
The Angel of the Waters
The Angel of the Little Ones, etc. Boston, 1727. (456) Boanerges. A Short
Essay to preserve and strengthen the Good Impressions Produced by Earth-quakes,
etc. Boston, 1727. (457) Christian Loyalty. Or, Some Suitable Sentiments
On the Withdraw of King George the First
And the Access of
King George the Second, etc. Boston, 1727. (458) The Evident Tokens of
Salvation. Boston, 1727. (459) Family Religion excited and assisted. Boston,
1727. (460) Hor-Hagigad
An Happy Departure. Occasioned
by the Decease of
Mr William Waldron, etc. Boston, 1727. (461)
Ignorantia Scientifica. A brief Essay on Mans not knowing his Time: etc.
Boston, 1727. (462) Juga Jucunda. A brief Essay to obtain from Young
People, an early and hearty submission to the yoke of their Saviour
With a relation of the glorious peace and joy, which brightened the dying hours
of Mrs Abiel Goodwin, etc. Boston, 1727, 1728. [Given in Sibley under the
title, Some Remarkables on the Peaceful and Joyful Death of Mrs Abiel Oood-win,
etc. 1727. The title Juga Jucunda, affixed to the ed. of 1728.] (463) The
Marrow of the Gospel. A very brief Essay, on the Union Between the Redeemer
and the Beleever. Boston, 1727. (464) Preface to J. Emersons Important
Duty of a Timely Seeking of God. 1727. (465) Restitutus. The End of
Life Pursued, And then, The Hope in Death Enjoyed, by the Faithful
The Declaration of One Returning from the Gates of the Grave. Boston, 1727.
(466) Signatus. The Sealed Servants of our God
Or, The Witness of
the Holy Spirit, with the Spirit of the Beleever, to his Adoption of God, etc.
Boston, 1727, 1748. (467) The Terror of the Lord. Some Account of the Earth-quake
that shook New-England, In the Night, Between the 29 and the 30 of
October 1727. Etc. Boston, 1727. Three editions published the same year.
(468) The Comfortable Chambers. Opened and Visited, upon the Departure of
Mr Peter Thatcher, etc. Boston, 1728, 1796. [The last sermon delivered
by him. Printed after his death.] (469) The Mystical Marriage. A Brief Essay,
on The Grace of the Redeemer Espousing the Soul of the Believer. Etc.
Boston, 1728. (470) The Widow of Nain. Remarks On the Illustrious Miracle
Wrought by Our Almighty Redeemer, on behalf of a Desolate Widow. Boston,
1728. (471) Discipline Practised in the Churches of New England, containing
the Principles owned and the Endeavours used by them. Whit-church, Salop.
1823. (472) The Life of Mr. Thomas Dudley, Several Times Governor of the
Colony of Massachusetts. Written, as is supposed, By Cotton Mather. Ed.
by Charles Deane, Cambridge, 1870. Mass. Hist. Soc. Proc. Jan., 1870. Also,
in Adler, The Sutton-Dudleys of England and the Dudleys of Massachusetts.
New York, 1862. (473) Diary. Edited by Worthington C. Ford. Mass. Hist.
Soc. Col. Seventh Series, vols. VII-VIII. Boston, 1911, 1912. (474) Letters:
In N.E. Hist. and Gen. Reg. 16, 24, and 39; 1 Mass. Hist. Soc. Col. 1 and 2;
Colonial Soc. Mass. 5; New Hampshire Hist. Soc. Col. 3; Lit. and Hist. Soc.
Quebec, 2. (475) In manuscript. In Amer. Antiquar. Soc. Lib.Letters [more
than 200]; Apologetical Preface to Davenports Essay; Heads of Sermons [1 vol.];
Problema Theologicum; Misc. Fragments; Confutation of Shepards Observations
respecting the Lords Supper; Tri-Paradisus; Quotations [4 vols.]; Sermons
[3 vols.] In Mass. Hist. Soc. Lib.Biblia Americana [6 folio vols.]; Papers
relating to Witchcraft.
- B. Biography and Criticism
- Calef, Robert. More Wonders of the Invisible World. London, 1700. [An
attack on the Mathers activity during the Witchcraft trials.]
- Colman, Benjamin. The Holy walk and glorious translation of blessed Enoch.
A sermon preached at the Lecture in Boston, two days after the death of the
Reverend and learned Cotton Mather D.D. & F.R.S. who departed this life
Febr. 13. 1728. ætat. 65. Boston, 1728.
- Deane, Chas. The Light shed upon Cotton Mathers "Magnalia" by his Diary.
Mass. Hist. Soc. Proc. VI, 404414.
- Dexter, Henry M. The Mather Family and its Influence. In Winsors Memorial
History of Boston, II, 297. Boston, 188086. [Sympathetic.]
- Drake, S.G. Memoir, with a genealogy of the Mather family. N.E. Hist.
and Gen. Reg. VI, 9.
- Francke, Kuno. Cotton Mather and August Hermann Francke. Harvard
Studies in Phil. and Lit. v, 5767.
- Gee, Joshua. Israels mourning for Aarons death. A sermon preached on the
Lords-day after the death of the very Reverend and learned Cotton Mather.
- Goddard, Delano A. The Mathers [Cotton and Increase] weighed in the balances
and found not wanting. Boston and London, 1870.
- Haven, Saml F. The Mathers and the Witchcraft Delusions. Worcester, 1874.
[Reprinted from Am. Antiquar. Soc. Proc.]
- Haynes, Henry W. Cotton Mather and his Slaves. Am. Antiquar. Soc. Proc.
New Series, VI.
- Kittredge, G.L. Some Lost Works of Cotton Mather. Mass. Hist. Soc. Proc.
XLV, 418479. Boston, 1912. [Important for the light it sheds on the Inoculation
- Marvin, Rev. A.P. The Life and Times of Cotton Mather. Boston, 1892.
- Mather, Samuel. The Departure and Character of Elijah considered and improved.
A sermon after the decease of
C. Mather, etc. Boston,
- Life of Cotton Mather. Boston, 1729. Re-issued in abridged form, Boston,
- Peabody, W.B.O. Life of Cotton Mather. In Sparkss Amer. Biog. VI, 163350.
- Peirce, B. History of Harvard University. Cambridge, 1833.
- Poole, W.F. Cotton Mather and Salem Witchcraft. Boston, 1869. Reprinted
from North American Review, CVIII, 337397. [An able defense, written in
reply to Upham.]
- Prince, Thomas. The Departure of Elijah lamented. A sermon occasioned by
the great & publick loss in the decease of the very Reverend & learned Cotton
Mather, D.D. F.R.S. etc. Boston, 1728.
- Quincy, J. History of Harvard University. Cambridge, 1840.
- Robbins, C. A History of the Second Church, or Old North, in Boston, Etc.
- Sibley, J.L. Harvard Graduates. III, 42158. Cambridge, 1885. [With full
- Sprague, Wm. B. Annals of the American Pulpit. 1, 189195. 1857.
- Upham, C.W. Lectures on Witchcraft, comprising a History of the delusion in
Salem in 1692, etc. Boston, 1831.
- Salem Witchcraft; with an Account of Salem Village, and a History of
Opinions on Witchcraft and Kindred Subjects. 2 vols. Boston, 1867.
[An enlargement of the preceding.]
- Salem Witchcraft and Cotton Mather. Reprinted from Hist. Mag. Sept.,
1869. [A reply to Pooles criticism.]
- Walker, Williston. The Services of the Mathers in New England Religious Development.
Amer. Soc. Church History. V.
- Wendell, B. Cotton Mather. The Puritan Priest. 1891. [The best life.]
- IX. JOHN WISE (16521725)
- A. Separate Works
(1) Instructions for the Emigrants from Essex County, Mass. to South Carolina.
1697. New Eng. Hist. and Gen. Reg., XXX, 64. (2) A Narrative of an
Expedition against Quebec. Mass. Hist. Soc. Proceedings. Nov. 1901. Reprinted,
with introd. by Sam. A. Green. Cambridge, 1902. (3) The Churches
Quarrel Espoused: or A Reply in Satyre, to certain Proposals Made, in Answer
to this Question, What further steps are to be taken, that the Councils may have
due Constitution and Efficacy in Supporting, Preserving, and Well-Ordering the
Interest of the Churches in the Country? [Commonly given as Boston, 1710.
Evans lists it as New York, 1713.] Boston, 1715, 1745, 1772. Re-issued with no.
4, and with introd. by Rev. J.S. Clark. Boston, 1860. (4) A Vindication of the
Government of New England Churches. Drawn from Antiquity; the Light of
Nature; Holy Scripture; its Noble Nature; and from the Dignity Divine Providence
has put upon it. With a Testimony to the order of the Gospel, in the
Churches of New-England: left in the hands of the Churches; by the Two most
aged Ministers of the Gospel yet surviving in the Countrey. [John Higginson,
Wm. Hubbard.] Boston, 1717, 1772. [Two editions in latter year]. Re-issued
with no. 3, Boston, 1860. A portion reprinted in Old South Leaflets, no. 165,
vol. 7. (5) A Friendly check, from a kind relation. To the chief cannoneer.
Founded on a late information, dated N.E. castle-William, 1720, 21. Boston,
1721. [Signed, Amicus Patriæ, and ascribed to Wise by Evans, Amer. Bib.]
(6) A Word of Comfort to a Melancholy Country. Or the Bank of Credit
fairly defended by a Discovery of the Great Benefit, accruing by it to the whole
Province, etc. Humbly dedicated to the Merchants in Boston. Boston, 1721.
[Signed, Amicus Patriæ, and ascribed to Wise by Sibley and Evans. A well-managed and witty plea for paper money and inflation,] (7) [Prayer for a
Succession and Full Supply of Gospel Ministers. Sermon at Dover, 28 Oct.,
1730. Boston 1731. Listed by Dexter. Doubtful. If by Wise the date is
- B. Biography and Criticism
- Clark, Rev. J.S. Introd. to ed. issued by Cong. Board of Pub. Boston,
- Dexter, Henry M. Congregationalism
as seen in its Literature. 1880.
Sibley, J.L. Harvard Graduates. 11, 441.
- Tyler, M.C. History of American Literature during the Colonial Period.
- Walker, Williston. History of the Cong. Churches in the U.S. 1894.
- White, John. The Gospel treasure in earthen vessels. A funeral sermon on the
death of Rev. John Wise; preached 11th April, 1725. [With A character
of the Reverend John Wise. By Another Hand.] Boston, 1725.