Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

19.4.1650 (Friday 19 April 1650)

document 70004825

19. This night and the former, I lay at Mr Elliston's , where we were used with much love and respect. it was a very sweet refreshment unto me, for as much as my ear was taken up with the music of the birds, my eye with the pleasantness of the creature, and my heart was refreshed in contemplation of gods providence and grace towards me all along, and cares and troubles that are incident to my condition were laid aside, my dear friend Mrs Mary Church was very cheerful and her mother in good hopes of her welfare which god for his mercy sake afford to her, god has made her a friend of friends to me, and I shall love her memory, and cannot but endeavour her good, and rejoice therein.