Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

20.7.1662 (Sunday 20 July 1662)

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20July 20. a very wet day. god good to me in manifold outward mercies, for which my soul praises his holy name, the lord good to me in his word, a sad providence in our townsman one Edward Stevens , who formerly spoke of his familiarity with the devil, was accused for buggery a mare, another with him in the stable at Cogshall who intended the like, but was called to, and so prevented. lord what beastly savageness is in mans heart.