Julia J. Smith
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Jul 1, 2009 - Literary Collections - 1334 pages
Susanna Hopton was born in 1627 to a wealthy mercantile family. Her first printed work, Daily Devotions, set the pattern for all her subsequent publications which were published anonymously through the mediation of male, clerical friends. In spite of her anonymity during the lifetime, Susanna Hopton had a flourishing posthumous reputation. Her works were frequently reprinted, and she herself was commemorated in compilations of the lives of celebrated women for a hundred and fifty years after her death.
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