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ADAMS, John, clergyman, born 1704; died in Cambridge, Massachusetts, 23 January. 1740. He was graduated at Harvard in 1721, became pastor of a church in Newport, Rhode Island, April 11, 1828, and afterward settled in Philadelphia. He was well known as an author and linguist, and is described as "master of nine languages, and conversant with Greek, Latin, French, and Spanish authors." His poems :(Boston, 1745) include a metrical version of the Book of Revelation. A satirical poem on the love of money was published separately.
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