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would lose his employment: his answer was, “that he would rather want bread, than wilfully offend God." The foreman swore that he would be as mad as Whitfield, if he went
• What hast thou done,” continued he, " that thou needest make so much ado about salvation? I always took thee to be as honest a man as any I have in the work, and could have trusted thee with five hundred pounds." "So you might,” replied Nelson, - and not have lost one penny by me.”
"I have a worse opinion of thee now, said the
“Master," rejoined he, "I have the odds of you, for I have a worse opinion of myself, than you can have."
The result was that the work was not pursued on the Sunday, and John Nelson rose in the good opinion of his employer, for having shown a sense of his duty as a Christian.