Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

15.2.1657 (Sunday 15 February 1657)

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Feb: 15. God good to me in many mercies, divers old vanities yet in my mind, and yet god left me not. I find my heart not always rising against temptations and handle them roughly, and go to Jesus for help to crucify them. but even ready by musing on them, to nurse and bear them up. the good lord in mercy, help me thoroughly to tread Satan under. god in good measure good to me endeavouring to engage my heart, and of my people to a close adhering to christ and the truths