Graham Midgeley (ed.), The Miscellaneous Works of John Bunyan, Vol. 6: The Poems
pg 135THE TEXT
All these poems are present in the first edition of Part I in 1678 and the first edition of Part II in 1684, and I have reprinted the text of the Oxford edition of The Pilgrim's Progress, edited by J. B. Wharey and revised by Roger Sharrock, accepting their editorial decision that except for the substantial additions in the second and third editions, the first edition is the closest approximation to the intention of the author's copy. The reader is referred to Part A of the Introduction to the Oxford Pilgrim's Progress for a full discussion of the textual problem. The page reference in that edition for each poem is given in brackets after the poem titles. The titles are editorial.