I say it again, let no man think me vain; but if they do, yet as such, bear with me, that I too may applaud my self a little.
tho' if I had a mind to glory, I might do it without vanity, for I should say nothing but what is true: but now I forbear, lest any man should ascribe more to me than my actions, or my preaching can justify.
for as wise as you are your selves, you easily bear with the folly of others.
as if I was inferior to them. but whatever they pretend to, (I must be so vain) I pretend to the like.
Am I become vain? 'tis you have forc'd me to it: for I ought to have been commended by you: since I am not inferior to the chiefest of the apostles, tho' in myself I am nothing.