Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

25.7.1650 (Thursday 25 July 1650)

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25. Mr Bearman came, and I was admitted to both the parcels of his wives land being now tenant of both manors, this is not of myself, but it is the Lords blessing upon me, the good Lord in mercy sanctify my heart, that I may love him the more, and mind the world less, as a prick in the flesh I am troubled with rheums, [n. cold] my gums swelling: my navel issues a little now and then. and die. 26. there was some blood in my easement, the Lord is my all and in all and I will delight in him. my colds and stuffings in my head have continued about a fortnight, god is my health and my strength