Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

8.7.1666 (Sunday 8 July 1666)

document 70015185

July. 8. god good in the season. I was blamed to neglect a hay day on the fast, in sad skies my hope was god would make it up and he did. London plague. 35. tot. 222. Colch. 175. the plague in many places in the country hot(,) the enemy braves us at sea, our fleet unready, threatening invasion, our counsels divided, and very low in the esteem of the nation, god good in the word, a very cheerful audience.