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Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

11.12.1648 (Wednesday 11 December 1648)

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11: ventured down to the priory this day where I had not been in above three weeks time; the lord in mercy give me health that I may serve him with cheerfulness: I was hard put to it for money receiving none from my peop(le). you see good thus to try me, provide for me oh lord, and in due time let their care of me revive, and in the meantime patient thou my spirit. All along this illness I was very ill in my bones, given to sweating my water broke very puddled, most commonly all white, sometimes a reddish sediment, and as it were a fat sliminess upon the top of my water.