Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

12.6.1653 (Sunday 12 June 1653)

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June: 12: our news of the fight proved not as reported(,) our victory very great and loss little to speak of(,) the Dutch cowed before us, and stuck not to their work like men; this week came out the summons for the council to meet at Whitehall July. 4: next, my expectations are very sad and strange over this generation, the lord fit me for what he will do, oh let me not be carried away with any temptation, I entreat thee, I find my spirit very negligent as to my work, I do not pen down my straggling spirit to my work, lord I pray thee help me and make my heart more spiritual and holy, day by day I entreat thee,