Reading Scanning the diary (published regularly during his lifetime) of John Wesley (1703-1791) this afternoon, looking for a quote to which I have misplaced the proper citation. Came across this interesting entry for Thursday, October 26, 1786:
In the evening, I preached to a large and serious congregation at Wandsworth. I think it was about two in the morning that a dog began howling under our window in a most uncommon manner. We could not stop him by any means. Just then William Barker died.
Not what I was looking for, but interesting nonetheless.