Wed 6 Jan 1748: I conversed an hour with Counsellor Glanville, many years eminent for an utter disregard of all religion. He had lately contracted an acquaintance with Mr. R., in consequence of which he soon set upon his wife. She told him, ‘Sir, here is a fuller answer to your objections than I am able to give,’ and desired him seriously to read the Earnest Appeal. He did so and was thoroughly convinced that there is reality in religion.
I believe he told me all that was in his heart. He stayed till the watch-night service was ended, and appeared much affected. Let but a little seed be sown, and God is able to give it an increase.