Parson Adams

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 30 a year.

(Sussex Archoeological Collections, vol. iii. p. 172.) (See Passing Rich.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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