Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

30.1.1653 (Sunday 30 January 1653)

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Jan. 30: The Lord was good to me and mine in outward mercies, my Jane only ill with her ague but through mercy it abates, she never came into my thoughts this day to disquiet me(.) the lord was with us at his table in many tears, and heartbrokenness, but poor sinful wretch as I am the lord does not particularly signally speak to me but I will wait on him for one day in his courts is better than a 1000d days elsewhere, gods service is a rich recompense and reward. Mr Fuller preached in the morning for me, in the afternoon at Gaines Colne, the lord send me a good neighbour there, and the lord make my heart more spiritual and holy in thy worship every day than other.