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Queen's University Belfast: [A diary] (Percy Ms 7)
Much estemed Honoured Sir whose House is Famous and very much to be estemed in All holy writt: And in the Arts & Sciences of Learninge; boeth in Ethik Logiq Metaph
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I have long bine thinking of a generall view of my life; and some hurrying thought's or other, have caused mee to desist often: I am now this month, (Novemb: 30. 1634.) of the age of 21. [?] so many yeares I have; Bine. but I have lived but few of them; sure then I am of age; what if I count my yeares? Lord, teach mee to number my yeares past, that I may apply my heart to wisdoms, to holines the few dayes, that are behind.
Heere was I touched to the quicke: for I knew, my play and pleasure (to which I am beyond measure naturally  to. I had kept mee from the way  as yet. The whole sermon melted mee
But the lord who ment mee better thinges kept my toung that speake J could not for
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Novemb; 18. 1634
I have not walked with that sense of gods love (this day) as sometimes my god freely hath granted to me, yet herein I praise the lord, that I have peyt my hold, and confidence which his sy: hath wrought; the lord hath also comforted me with many secret sia culations, and lest my wofull flag= ging heart, which to my sorrow fully ness back, when by the wings of faith and love Y would fly to me god of [galines] oh when shall Y come [grace] and ay years = where sin shall be no more, nor sorrow no more; but I shall [enbath ] my selfe in the torrent of my fathers love; and shall praise him [gofastly), whom Y (though weakly) desires to praise [goane]
Y said, my god, my god, why hath thou forsaken me! He had forsaken, yet was this god; /the lord this day hath closed his ears; unwilling to hear me, yet on the [garden] God anguish, .. my tations, unforwarding , un....ds me [...] considerat; of he saw against, and faith, which often has molted mee yea in the whales belly of corrupt it will lye downe ..... towards his
page II 20. I was almost cast down (with Heman) all this day; my strength seemed to faile mee, but tho lord failoth moo more; I walked in Darbush tho for now got of it; yet I th...
I fought with my bodye of death, ans the devell; and the lord now in prayen toward my going downe hath comforted mee, and given more to me [worshiping) upon this experience. I will [trust) him yea call upon him as long as I live.
The [many] ocasions I have made mee unfit to pray; suffers, libertyes, [ cow= =yamy] lawfull all; yet I gave sins too effuse in laughter (which my good father hath often told mee of) and lainish on words of [moutens] lord, say [ts] on as once to David, thy sin is put away (side comment * 2.Ephes:21) Quin ad que (Domine) sum pacs * edifying tu cir meum (oh mirum) lapidzum terreneum, et coniunxesti [duedxxxx?), il structurd tvd: fac Domine vt exiberantia hvius lapidis excindantor iemitus, ne sum dedecovi aedificio tuo.