Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

14.2.1658 (Sunday 14 February 1658)

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Feb. 14. God good to us in many outward mercies, comfortable rest the last night which is as new life to my wife , my hoarseness such that one would have judged I should not have preached, yet in the night my throat not so hoarse, but I spoke pretty intelligibly, the season frosty but yet clear, sunshine and cheerful; Times are sad in regard of the rupture of Parliament some great thing likely to be acted in the government, yet we are secure, said the protector demands great sums of money of the City, 1300000li. the lord was good to me in the Sabbath, I find my heart trembling at his word, in the sense of my own evil, oh lord heal and help.