Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

14.12.1651 (Tuesday 14 December 1651)

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December 14: The lord was good and gracious in the week past to me and all mine, in our peace and health for which I bless his most holy name, the smallpox continues still in the town oh how good is god to us that we should be preserved, why have I this favour oh lord in thy sight, oh rejoice over me to do me good, my heart now and then set on with old temptations, praised be my god, that keeps me from giving any way thereto, the lord was good and merciful to us in the Sabbath in the day and the exercises thereof for which I bless and praise his name.