Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 22, 1805, Har­low, Es­sex, Eng­land.

Died: Au­gust 14, 1848, St. Mar­tin-in-the-Fields, Mid­dle­sex, Eng­land, of tu­ber­cu­lo­sis.

Buried: Har­low Bap­tist Bur­i­al Ground, Es­sex, Eng­land.



Sarah was the daugh­ter of pol­i­ti­cian and jour­nal­ist Ben­ja­min Flow­er, ed­it­or of The Cam­bridge In­tel­li­genc­er, and Eli­za Flow­er. She mar­ried Will­iam Bridg­es Ad­ams in 1834.

Sarah had hoped to be an ac­tress, but God had oth­er plans for her. Her stage ca­reer was cut short by poor health (though she did get to play La­dy Mac­beth in 1837), so she turned to writ­ing.


She wrote ma­ny mag­a­zine art­ic­les; a po­em about ear­ly Chris­tian mar­tyrs called Vi­via Per­pe­tua (1841); The Flock at the Foun­tain (1845), and a child­ren’s ca­te­chism.

She contributed 13 en­tries to Hymns and An­thems, pub­lished in 1841 by min­is­ter Will­iam John­son Fox. She at­tend­ed Fox’s South Place Un­i­tar­i­an Church, Fins­bu­ry, Lon­don.