Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

2.6.1650 (Sunday 2 June 1650)

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June. 2. Called up this morning to see my dear friend Mrs Mary Church who departed to an eternal rest, and Sabbath about 9 of the clock, she is free from pain and free from sin which is the greatest happiness of all(.) There is another good friend in heaven against my going there, for which I desire the lord to fit me every day more and more, my dear Ralph very ill we cannot long enjoy him, the lord wash his nature from his filth, and defilement, and do him good, the love sanctify these sad strokes to us, for the lord Christs sake(.) god was good to me, my wife and other two children in our health, I had a little pose and stuffing in my head, taking cold on my feet, the lord was good to me in the duties work and exercise of the Sabbath, the lord in mercy heal my heart, nature, and do me good for Christs sake. [N] my navel issued on Friday god in his due time will heal it. when he sees it best for me, and to him, I do commit myself, and all my ways, my dear Ralph before midnight fell asleep whose body Jesus shall awaken, his life was continual sorrow and trouble, happy he who is at rest in the lord, my dear wife , ill as if she would have died, the Lord revived her again for which his holy name be praised, it was one of the most lovely corpses that ever was seen,