Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

4.3.1648 (Saturday 4 March 1648)

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4: A very snowy morning, much time wherein I kept in was weather, not very fit for me to stir out in; my water broke very ragged and a little red sediment it argued as I conceive a remainder of ill humours in me and that nature was concocting and expelling them: my water almost continually when cold had as it were a cover of fat over it, floating upon the same, my throat was banked and sore, they said the palate of my mouth was down, but I rather think it was strained with hawking of the phlegm or with coughing, and swelled partly with rheum fallen into it, I took some hot broth with pepper and found it eased presently