Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

31.1.1664 (Sunday 31 January 1664)

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Jan. 31. God good to us in outward mercies, and inward. helping me with quiet submission to god in all conditions. carrying out my heart to trust, yes to rejoice in him as my portion, when man would rob me of his grace and favour. but we stand and fall to our master and not to one another. my heart more than ordinary desirous to do good by preaching this day. Amen. and these desires checked some vanities. divers honest christians from Halsted with us.