Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

4.8.1650 (Sunday 4 August 1650)

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August. 4. This week the lords favour was towards us in outward mercies: my dear wife very faint and ill, especially on Saturday night. we sent for neighbours. I apprehend she disquiets herself in grief for Mary as the occasion of it the lord revived her speedily. for which I bless his most holy name, the lord good to me in keeping me from being overcome with temptations he in much mercy fill my soul with his grace. the lord good to me in abating my cold, it wears away blessed be his name, and I take some rest comfortably in the nights, the lord was good and merciful to me in the Sabbath, in the word preached, the good Lord in mercy accept my soul and pardon my sins for his dear sons sake, my poor wife was very ill at night.