Sunday, February 21, 2010

Rather speak under than above the truth

Sun 21 Feb 1779: I returned to Norwich and took an exact account of the society. I wish all our preachers would be accurate in their accounts and rather speak under than above the truth. I had heard again and again of the increase of the society. And what is the naked truth? Why, I left in it two hundred and two members—and I find one hundred and seventy-nine!

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