Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

22.7.1649 (Sunday 22 July 1649)

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July. 22. This week god was good to me, and mine in our peace, health, plenty in all outward mercies: my cough continued now and then when phlegm was tough, it was not much trouble to me through mercy. my navel continued well, though sometimes I am apt to fear it, the lord in his due time shall perfectly heal me, we had this week very sweet and comfortable rains: I did something in my studies but indeed very little. I find my heart very dull to do the work of my calling oh I do it not with all my might, my sermon studies are much neglected by me, lord let me not be a negligent doer of thy work I entreat thee, the lord was good to me in the work of the day, I was full, and large, my cold was no great hindrance through mercy unto me; went down with Mr Harlakenden who was very much perplexed in order to taking his oath, we resolved to go to Mr owen which he took very kindly from me,