Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

16.1.1651 (Thursday 16 January 1651)

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16: The 3 great lights by history into the Revelation are the Ruin of the Roman Empire which is the thing that lets - the rising of the 10 Kings with the beast. and these are past. and Seem all to be in the 4th Century wherefore I intend thoroughly to peruse the history from Dioclesian and downwards to find the period of these things: for the fall of antichrist I mark the passages of these times: afternoon met at Goodman Mathewes , found persons in a great strangeness and loathness to the work, rubs. yet we cast ourselves on god and proceeded.