Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

24.12.1654 (Tuesday 24 December 1654)

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Dec: 24 god good to me and mine, the time cold, and frosty, healthful weather, blessed be god; noised we had beaten a French fleet, but it was not seconded; the lord god good in quickening my heart towards him, fearing my heart in the times, in giving me to choose his ways with crosses, awakening me in the days I live to warn men, the lord deliver me from every evil work, and make me alive to himself.