Thanks to my “across the pond” friend Doug McMasters who passed on the following quote from Charles Spurgeon:
I am content to live and die as the mere repeater of scriptural teaching, as a person who has thought out nothing and invented nothing, as one who never thought invention to be any part of his calling, but who concluded that he was simply to be a mouth for God to the people, mourning that anything of his own should come between.
(MTP vol. 51. sermon 2916 A Memorable Milestone. The sermon is a later publishing of a message he preached on Thursday evening, March 25, 1886 as a part of the 25th anniversary of his first sermon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle)