Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

8.11.1657 (Sunday 8 November 1657)

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No: 8: A very cheerful day, god continued his goodness to us in family, oh that our hearts were firmly knit to him, that we might not swerve from the way of his statutes. the lord gives me experience of the lurking evil in my heart, and the vanity thereof, oh the treachery of my heart, and its proneness to steal out to evil, no boy so ready to slip out to his sport, oh when lord will you save help and deliver me.