When Charlotte weaves the word “humble” in her web above Wilbur’s pen, we know she weaves the truth. The evidence of Wilbur’s humility was his ignorance of it.
Jonathan Edwards would see genuineness in Wilbur as he sees it in the Christian truly awakened by the Gospel. He says:
An eminent saint is not apt to think himself eminent in any thing; all his graces and experiences are ready to appear to him to be comparatively small; but especially his humility. There is nothing that appertains to Christian experience, and true piety, that is so much out of his sight as his humility. (Religious Affections, page 334