Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

1.8.1658 (Sunday 1 August 1658)

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Aug: 1: God good to me in many mercies, be gracious in all the gentle strokes you lays upon mine, engage my heart more with thy self, against corruption, I entreat thee; I find my heart not disquieted in parting with the school revenue, the lord is all supplies, neither did I find much advantage thereby to my studies; but I trust and hope I shall, god was good to me in the word, searching into the heart, the lord purge and pardon me.