Diary of Ralph Josselin (Private Collection)

5.1.1679 (Sunday 5 January 1679)

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Jan: 5. my heart affected with things, I went to bed and wished I might even foreseeingly dream: being on the road in my thoughts. I thought there was a great concourse, and overheard a commissioner say. as for our ecclesiastics I know not what they are, whether the ministers of Jesus Christ or not we must give them the test. waking. the secret of the lord is with them that fear him. I will do so. and I interpreted this for good. a calm frosty morning, god raises up my heart to wait on him(,) all still and calm, god good in the word, yet few mind it.