Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

25.1.1655 (Thursday 25 January 1655)

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25. rose this morning, and I found my birthday was. 26. not this day as I thought hitherto(.) going down to a fast, my neighbour Burton called and told me the parliament was dissolved on monday. 22. at one of the clock by the Protector, which proved true, in my night vision that night, I thought it was so, and met 4 of the parliament in black habits, and gowns walking in London street, or in a great town, the lord take care of us. I am glad I was about such a work when I heard it.