Sunday 25 November 1660

(Lord’s day). In the forenoon I alone to our church, and after dinner I went and ranged about to many churches, among the rest to the Temple, where I heard Dr. Wilkins a little (late Maister of Trinity in Cambridge). That being done to my father’s to see my mother who is troubled much with the stone, and that being done I went home, where I had a letter brought me from my Lord to get a ship ready to carry the Queen’s things over to France, she being to go within five or six days. So to supper and to bed.


5 Annotations

vincent  •  Link

"...forenoon ..alone,[no ladies],"...after dinner I went and ranged about to many churches..." 'tis the time the "bonnets " comeout after the dishes are put away. [no challenges?]

m.stolzenbach  •  Link

Sam is CHURCH SURFING! :)

vincent  •  Link

"ranging" Sunday afternoon no tennis no movies Oh! wot a too do, pubs closed during service, so wot's changed.

Terry Foreman  •  Link

"I had a letter brought me from my Lord to get a ship ready to carry the Queen’s things over to France, she being to go within five or six days. "

The Queen Mother was to take Princess Henrietta to France for her marriage to the Duc d'Anjou (later Orleans. They did not in fact leave Whitehall for Portsmouth until January, and because of bad weather and the Princess's illness did not sail until the 25th. (Per L&M footnote)

Terry Foreman  •  Link

The Diary of Ralph Josselin

Nov: 25. The season somewhat more wintery than formerly. I observe how apt we are to account a harsh time the hardest we ever felt and a mild the best, letting slip of our mind what was formerly, and very commonly not eyeing god that gives both, god good to me in many mercies, a zeal in me in preaching that word, lord warm their souls in the love, and embracement of the truth as it is in Jesus. http://linux02.lib.cam.ac.uk/earlscolne/diary/7...

Log in to post an annotation.

If you don't have an account, then register here.