Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

11.4.1656 (Friday 11 April 1656)

document 70009215

11. heard this morning that James Parnel the father of the Quakers in these parts, having undertaken to fast 40. days and nights, was die. 10. in the morning found dead, he was by Jury found guilty of his own death, and buried in the castle yard, the lord awaken those thereby, that give heed to the light of their own spirits, and will not put themselves under direction of word and spirit; thus god chooses the delusions of sinners, and wherein men deal proudly god is above them(,) I tremble at his folly, the lord recover poor worms out of the snare. my children much recovered from under their colds, Ann is worst handled, who is youngest.