Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

6.1.1652 (Tuesday 6 January 1652)

document 70006280

6: Bat: Clarke with me, I hope god has won on upon his heart, it so appeared to me wherein I rejoice with thankfulness: my eye is on the troubles of France, god is disquieting them. in 48 the German. peace was concluded. who would have thought that had not been a step to reconcile France and Spain: or afforded liberty to foreign princes to engage against England: but the troubles of the world shall come on them suddenly as pain of a travailing woman.