John Newton, Memoirs of the Life of the Late Rev. William Grimshaw (London: 1799), page 110:
It was his [Rev. Grimshaw’s] frequent and almost constant custom to leave the church while the psalm before sermon was singing, to see if any were absent from worship and idling their time in the church-yard, the street, or the ale-houses, and many of those whom he so found, he would drive into the church before him. A friend of mine passing a public house [“pub”] in Haworth on a Lord’s Day morning saw several persons making their escape out of it, some jumping out of the lower windows, and some over a low wall; he was at first alarmed, fearing the house was on fire, but upon inquiring what was the cause of the commotion he was told that they saw the parson coming.