February 17, 1749

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,[1] and an Epitome of Ecclesiastical History.[2]

[1]James Bent, The Bloody Assizes: or, a Compleat History of the Life of George Lord Jeffries (London, 1689).  There were several later editions.

[2][John Shirley], An Epitome of Ecclesiastical History (London, 1692).  Shirley had previously published Ecclesiastical History Epitomized . . . Part the First (London, 1682).