Below are listed the abbreviations used to describe the fifty-nine forms in the sample,
and the bibliographical details of the copy of each work that has been used. For the
earliest surviving edition of each work, see Appendix 1.
|Ball, Catechisme|| A. F. Mitchell, Catechisms of the Second Refor-|
mation (1886), 67-91, an accurate reprint of the
1642 edition of John Ball A short catechisme
containing all the principles, Wing2 B563.
|----- Treatise|| John Ball, A short treatise contayning all the prin-|
cipall grounds (1635), STC2 1318. This is the
larger version of Ball's catechism with exposi-
tions of each answer.
|Bernard, Common catechisme|| Richard Bernard, The common catechisme|
(1630), STC2 1929. For Bernard's other cate-
chisms, see Appendix 1.
|Boughen, Exposition|| Edward Boughen, A short exposition of the cate-|
chism of the Church of England (1668), Wing2
B3818, the text of which is the same as in the
first edition of 1646 entitled Principles of Reli-
|Bradshaw, 'Brief forme'|| W[illiam] B[radshaw], ' "A brief forme of triall"',|
printed after his A direction for the weaker sort of
Christians (1609), STC2 3510; this publication also
contains Hildersham ' "Doctrine"', q.v. below.
|Calvin, Catechisme|| Jean Calvin, The catechisme or manner to teache|
children the christian religion ( Geneva, 1556),
STC2 4380. This was reprinted in facsimile as
part of the English Experience series, no. 46
( Amsterdam, 1968).
Thomas Cartwright], ' "The catechisme"',|
printed at the end of J. Dod and R. Cleaver, A
plaine and familar exposition of the ten commande-
ments (1622), STC2 6975. For Cartwright's
authorship, see Appendix 1.