Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

7.2.1657 (Saturday 7 February 1657)

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7. at night I had a great mercy in my study, a candle that was the last of a pound, and had the cotton of the rest on the string, was laid on the table by my wife on the carpet books near, and inwardly kindled, I coming out saw a spark and wondering how it should be there, and so escaped a great danger blessed be my god.