Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

2.3.1656 (Sunday 2 March 1656)

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March: 2. God good in many outward mercies, my family not well, the lord sanctify their hearts and minds thoroughly. the lord let me find old corruptions, again annoying me, I bless thee, that when they do not content, that I find not pleasure in them, though sometimes its in ready to do so, the people about us by wholesale turn away from god, (oh lord keep Colne, the lord enabled me with some spirit, and words against the evils of the times in honour of christ, lord accept me: and pardon all my evils I entreat thee