Rev. Edmund Arwaker the elder (?1660-1730) was an Irish poet and cleric.[1]


Arwaker attended Kilkenny College. He later served as He was rector of Drumglass, chaplain to the Duke of Ormond, and archdeacon of Armagh.[1]

He was the father of Edmund Arwaker the younger.



  • An Elegy on her Grace Elizabeth Duchess of Ormond. London: Tho. Newcomb, 1684. *
  • The Vision: A Pindarick ode; occasion'd by the death of our late gracious sovereign King Charles II. London: J. Playford, for Henry Playford, 1685. *
  • The second part of The Vision: A Pindarick ode; occasion'd by Their Majesties happy coronation. London: J. Playford, for Henry Playford, 1685. *
  • Fons Perennis: A poem on the excellent and useful invention of making sea-water fresh. London: Henry Bonwicke, 1686.
  • A Poem Humbly Dedicated to the Queen: On the occasion of her Majesty's happy conception. London: Randal Taylor, 1688.
  • The Apparition; or, The genius of Ireland complaining of her present misery. London: R. Bentley, 1689.
  • An Elegy on His Excellency Lieutenant-General Tolmach. London: Francis Saunders, 1694.
  • Thoughts Well-employ'd; or, the duty of self-observation. London: Tho. Warren, for Francis Saunders, 1695.
  • A Pindarick Ode: Upon our late soveraign lady of blessed memory, Queen Mary. London: Rich. Parker, 1695. *


  • God's King, the People's Blessing: A sermon. Dublin: Joseph Ray, 1698.[1] *
  • A Sermon Preach'd at St. Ann's-Church in Dungannon. Dublin: Andrew Crook, 1707.


(*) - also attributed to Edmund Arwaker the younger

Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy WorldCat.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Rev. Edmund Arwaker the Elder (1660ca.-1730), English Poetry, 1579-1830. Web, Apr. 20, 2016.
  2. Search results = au:Edmund Arwaker 1730, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, Apr. 20, 2016.

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