Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

24.4.1649 (Tuesday 24 April 1649)

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24: This day I went to my Lady Honywoods , who was very ill, and so encumbered with the troubles of the world, that her life was sorrow and bitterness to her, and there lies hardly any way out of them, I received this charge from her to love her children, and as I had any opportunity to instruct them in the fear of god: which as I faithfully promised, so I desire grace from god that I may perform it: the lord in mercy raise her up, god has mingled her cup with many sorrows, her son Mr Tho: has newly broken his arm, which I advised them to conceal from her, god is good in the preservations of me and mine.