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Clarke Adam

Clarke, Adam, LL.D., was born at Moybeg, in Ireland, about 1762. and, after a meagre education, was apprenticed to a linendraper. This life became distasteful to him, and by Wesley's influence he was admitted to his school at Kingswood, where he was trained for the ministry. He earned a high reputation as a preacher, and was thrice elected president of the Wesleyan conference. The great work of his life was his Commentary on the Holy Scriptures (1810 to 1826), a book on which he expended much labour and intelligence, having acquired several Oriental languages by way of preparation. He also wrote Memoirs of the Wesley Family, a Bibliographical Dictionary, the Succession of Sacred Literature, and many other volumes. He died of cholera in 1832.