Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

23.10.1653 (Sunday 23 October 1653)

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Oct: 23: this day 12 y(ear): the Irish rebellion: 11. y: the fight at Edgehill, the lord good to us all in our outward mercies, a week wherein god mindful of me in outward things, oh continue thy love and thy favour to me, my wife persuaded herself she was breeding a girl, the lord bear up her heart under the difficulties of her condition, god was good to me this day in praying and preaching, make me more and more empty in my own eyes and be thou my all and in all.