March: 25. 1655. This week I have been very strangely ill, that I cannot be anyway quiet(.) my gums ill swelled, the lord in mercy remove it in due time, this day I warned Colne to keep a sober fair, lord awe them if it be thy good pleasure(.) god gave me some strength, and cheerfulness in my work for which I desire to bless him, he in mercy own me. I wrote to Mrs Mabel .