The New International Encyclopædia/Adams, Sarah Fuller Flower
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ADAMS, Sarah Fuller Flower (1805-48). An English poetess. She was born at Great Harlow, Essex, and married William Bridges Adams in 1834. Her longest work is Vivia Perpetua, A Dramatic Poem (1841), having as its subject the early life of the Christians. It is a noble lyrical drama. Vivia's monologue on forswearing Jupiter is especially impressive. Mrs. Adams was the author of several beautiful hymns, among which are “Nearer, my God, to Thee” and “He sendeth sun, He sendeth shower.” She was a Unitarian.