Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

25.8.1661 (Sunday 25 August 1661)

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Aug: 25. God good to us in manifold mercies, my wife not well, I see she apprehends a breeding again with fear, the blessing of a fruitful womb is by weakness of nature her fear. Saw a book of prodigies, the drift seems to encourage the downcast part of men, they shall up, and the episcopal way come to utter ruin, lord thy word is my counsellor, I pray thee help me thereby, god good to me in the word this day, teach me thy fear.