"hath lately taken Mr. Abraham Adams into his house "
Joseph Andrews First Edition frontispiece
Public DomainJoseph Andrews First Edition frontispiece - Credit: Henry Fielding

Abraham Adams is a fictional character created by Fielding, in another of his novels.  Joseph Andrews, or The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and of his Friend Mr. Abraham Adams, was the first of Fielding’s novels to be published, in 1742.  Fielding called it a ‘comic epic poem in prose.’  It tells the story of a good-natured footman’s adventures on the road home from London with his friend and mentor, the absent-minded parson Adams.

The frontispiece declares that the novel is written "in imitation of the manner of Cervantes", author of Don Quixote