Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

21.1.1649, 22.1.1649 (Sunday 21 January 1649)

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21: This week the lord continued good and merciful to me in outward mercies, as also to mine my wife only ill, but I hope it will blow over, god was good in preserving me from temptations and sinful evils, good to me in the Sabbath in giving me strength for the same, I preached in the morning at Markeshall, and in the afternoon at home, the lord in mercy accept me, and pardon me, I read over Lessius, and the treatises with it, and though I am not [22.] satisfied concerning a constant measure of provision, yet I concur with him, that a full diet is not best, plus necat gula quam gladius, a slender and a hard diet and exercise is very much conducing to our health, and to mine in particular, and therefore my thoughts are to be more moderate in my diet, than formerly.