Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

12.12.1657 (Monday 12 December 1657)

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12. Saw a book esp: of Welsh prophecies, which asserts that Cromwell is the great Conqueror that shall conquer Turk and Pope. I have many years on scripture grounds, and revolutions judged him or his government and successors. but esp. my heart fixed on him, to be most great. but sad will be things to Saints and him, this book of prophecies gives me no satisfaction, but perhaps may set men a gadding to greaten him