Arwaker attended Kilkenny College. He later served as He was rector of Drumglass, chaplain to the Duke of Ormond, and archdeacon of Armagh.
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. *
- A Sermon Preach'd at St. Ann's-Church in Dungannon. Dublin: Andrew Crook, 1707.
- Hermann Hugo, Pia Desideria. London: Henry Bonwicke, 1686. *
- Truth in Fiction; or, Morality in masquerade: A collection of two hundred and twenty-five fables from Aesop and others. London: J. Churchill, 1708.
(*) - also attributed to Edmund Arwaker the younger
- Rev. Edmund Arwaker the Elder (1660ca.-1730) at English Poetry, 1579-1830.
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