A YOUNG man, having been rather
warmly commended by the Presbytery for one of his trial discourses, was
affected even to tears, His self-satisfaction found vent in the form of
excessive modesty, and he whimpered out something in depreciation of the
praise he had received.
"He was unworthy of it, for he
owed everything to divine assistance."
Mr. Thom, who hated cant of all
kinds, hastily interrupted him, at the same time clapping him on the
"Dinna greet, young man; your
Maker has a heap to do for ye yet!"