Lady Dorothy Pakington Biography

Lady Dorothy Pakington, biography of the daughter of Lord Coventry and wife of Sir John Pakington. She was well known for her learning and peity among friends and acquaintances.

Lady Pakington was the daughter of Lord Coventry and wife of Sir John Pakington. She was famous for her learning and piety and had a good reputation among her friends and acquaintances.

Dorothy was a prolific authoress. Among her works are "The Gentelmen's Calling", "The Ladies' Calling", "The Government of the Tongue".

She also has some theological works that strictly orthodox that document her impassioned godliness.



Lady Pakington had received a learned education, which was not at that time uncommon to give women of high rank. She used her talents and learning wisely and well. Her greatest testimonial comes from the pen of Dr. Fell who says "Lady Pakington was wise, humble, temperate, chaste, patient, charitable, and devout; she lived a whole age of great austerities, and maintained in the midst of them an undisturbed serenity." She died on May 10, 1679.

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