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Parson Adams

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A simple-minded country clergyman of the eighteenth century, in Fielding’s Joseph Andrews.

Fielding says that Parson Adams at the age of fifty was provided with a handsome income of £23 a year (1740). Timothy Burrell, Esq., in 1715, bequeathed to his nephew Timothy the sum of £20 a year, to be paid during his residence at the University, and to be continued to him until he obtained some preferment worth at least £30 a year. (Sussex Archœological Collections, vol. iii. p. 172.) (See Passing Rich.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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