Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

30.1.1648 (Sunday 30 January 1648)

document 70003025

Jan: 30. The Lord good and merciful to me and all mine in our outward enjoyments my wife still holding up her head, and going to Church with me, the lord in mercy preserve her and give her a comfortable lying down; and rising up, the lord merciful to me in the Sabbath, and in the duties thereof to his holy name alone, be praise and glory. [Warm January] This month of January passed without any frost to mention, or much wet but was dry, and open, and warm, and free from wind even to the admiration of persons: roses leaved out: fruit trees beginning to shoot out and so apricots more, hedges budding out, gooseberries had little leaves on them.