Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

7.12.1651 (Tuesday 7 December 1651)

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December. 7. This week past the lord renewed his goodness to me and mine in our lives and peace and health, he is worthy of praise in what he does for us, the lord helps me with a serious heart to look into the things of his book, and he helps me against my roaring running vanities oh bring them under oh my god more and more I most humbly entreat thee(,) the lord was good to me in the Sabbath, and in the work lord give me a discerning of the things written in the Revelation as you see it fit for me, that my heart may be knit to thee to seek thy glory in discovering thy will to others and framing their hearts after it. heard as if some of Lorraines men were come over into Ireland; I will wait on the Lord and see what he does.