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Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

2.9.1666 (Sunday 2 September 1666)

document 70015245

Sept: 2. A wonderfully dry season, the Dutch again on our coasts, forces raised, god in mercy send us peace, our land full of sins lord leave us not, my heart full of evil and vanity, lord succour by grace, London abates: 266. pl. 30. Colchester feared to increase. 57.

this day. began Londons dismal fire, laying the city. the goodliest of the world in ashes. quis legens hoc temperet a lachrimis