1749 February 17 (Friday). Cold and blustering. P.M. Mr. Martyn sent his Lad for Mrs. Molly, who therefore accordingly left us. N.B. I brought home from Holden the bloody Assizes in the West, and an Epitome of Ecclesiastical History.
James Bent, The Bloody Assizes: or, a Compleat History of the Life of George Lord Jeffries (London, 1689). There were several later editions.
[John Shirley], An Epitome of Ecclesiastical History (London, 1692). Shirley had previously published Ecclesiastical History Epitomized . . . Part the First (London, 1682).