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The Anecdotage of Glasgow
Rev. Mr Thom as a consoler

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 shoulder.

"Dinna greet, young man; your Maker has a heap to do for ye yet!"

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