Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

23.8.1651 (Saturday 23 August 1651)

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23. a most dreadful day for thunder, lightning rain, and hail as reported in Dorsetshire, my thoughts were god fulfilled that text. Joel. 3:16. he roared out of Zion and uttered his voice out of Jerusalem. and that Revel. 11.ult. the judgements on the 10 part of the city in their destruction thereon has such attendance. the general rising, I account gods calling for a sword against them throughout his holy mountain:

the Scots coming in at first was a great damp to gods people and all men, but they presently recovered and bear up very comfortably.