Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

14.11.1652 (Sunday 14 November 1652)

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No: 14. The Lord was merciful to me and mine in outward things, the season warm, and dry the fields not yet wet, the lord follows me on with expectation of trouble, and I am persuaded in 53. either we shall invade France of some will invade us, the lord is breaking France, they were high but they must fall, and then the Spaniard after them, and Rome also. the lord was good to me in my health, only I am stuffed in my chest, and so wheeze much every night, the lord bears up my heart against my old corruptions, and sweetens my spirit, with his mercy and goodness for which I bless and praise his name.