Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

9.1.1654 (Monday 9 January 1654)

document 70007720

9. Mr Nevill buried: 10. day another. 5 already this year, the lord make me wise to provide for eternity and spirit my heart with strength, and peace from himself: at the funeral I first heard the Dutch peace was made. and 10 assured of it from Lady Honywood , the messenger found me praying, and so fitting for death, the fittest duties for the peace, though carnal hearts are jocund at it, for this will be the horns rise, and the ruin of the protestant interest as one 7. years will let us know, and now have at thy skirts France.