Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

22.12.1678 (Tuesday 22 December 1678)

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Dec: 22. Early my maid rose and groaned, I was alarmed, and so have I lord on thy day. is it that I neglect thy Sabbath, surely I might and should spend them better, I trust in god it will blow over. the moon shall not hurt us by night, or the sun by day. I trust in god for preservation(,) still I see what a dependent creature man is. Jesuits tried and condemned. lord all my desires are before thee and to the remembrance of thy name