Thomas Adams

  • A Calvinist lived name of Adams

  • He preached against all of the bad'uns.

  • With puns and with quips

  • That fell from his lips

  • He fed both the sheep and the lambs.

Thomas Adams (1583–1653) was an English clergyman and reputed preacher. He was called "The Shakespeare of the Puritans" by Robert Southey; while he was a Calvinist in theology, he is not, however, accurately described as a Puritan. He was for a time at Willington, Bedfordshire, and his works may later have been read by John Bunyan.

Read Dr. Joel Beeke's Biographical Sketch; and A memoir of Thomas Adams is here.

Adams, T. (1862). The Works of Thomas Adams. Edinburgh: James Nichol. The Works of Thomas Adams. 1862. Reprint, Eureka, Calif.: Tanski, 1998.