Hopton, Susannah

Hopton, Susannah A religious writer, born in Staffordshire, England, in 1627, was the wife of Richard Hopton, a Welsh judge. She became at one time a Roman Catholic, but, realizing her mistake, she returned to the Protestant Church. She died in 1709. Her writings are all on religious topics, intended to lead the reader to a devout and holy life. They are Daily Devotions (London 1673, 12mo; 5th ed. 1713) — Meditations, etc. (publ. by N. Spinckes, London 1717, 8vo). — She also remodeled the Devotions in the ancient Way of Offices (originally by John Austin, who died in 1669), with a preface by Dr. George Hickes (q.v.) (1717, 8vo; new ed. 1846, 8vo). — Allibone, Dict. of Authors, 1, 887; Darling, Cyclop. Bibliograph. 1, 1538.

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