You will think you have had enough

Rev. John Brown of Haddington
"The Rev. [John] Brown, of Haddington, tutor in divinity to the Associate Synod, in a letter of paternal counsels and cautions to one of his pupils newly settled in a small congregation, wrote thus:—
"'I know the vanity of your heart, and that you will feel mortified that your congregation is very small in comparison with those of your brethren around you; but assure yourself, on the word of an old man, that when you come to give an account of them to the Lord Christ, at his judgment-seat, you will think you have had enough.'"
James Hay and Henry Belfrage, Memoir of the Rev. Alexander Waugh, 3rd ed. (London: Wm. Oliphant and Son, 1839) 64-5.

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