Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

7.11.1652 (Sunday 7 November 1652)

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No: 7. The Lord was good to me in many outward mercies, the times very still, the weather begins to moisten, but as yet not very much, I find my heart apt to unquietness in my relation and it troubles me, and yet it returns on me, I think I have cause, but I am sure I should be more patient, and counsellable than I am, oh that I could look on my wife not as under weakness but as an heir of the same grace of life, and live with her as such, the lord help me, I look up unto thee. the lord was good to me in the word preached(.) the lord in much mercy accept me and own me and do me good.