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Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

23.5.1658 (Sunday 23 May 1658)

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May. 23. God good to me in many outward mercies, I was very busy this week in the field about my wood, wherein god was good and merciful unto me, the weather begins to be warm having been cold which was a great mercy in respect of health a hot may would have been more dangerous in this sickly time, the lord good to me in keeping in my mind from running out after vanity, the lord in mercy fix my heart on himself, as my all in all my ways. employment is better for body and mind than idle withdrawing from action.