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My Life as a Plain Quaker
George Fox, founder of the Society of Friends(Quakers)... from A Collection of Many Select and Christian Epistles, Letters, and Testimonies (London 1698)
"Friends, keep out of the vain fashions of the world; let not your eyes, minds, and spirits run after every fashion (in attire) of the nations; for that will lead you from the solid life into unity with that spirit that leads to follow the fashions of the nations, after every fashion of apparel that gets up: but mind that which is sober and modest, and keep to your plain fashions, that you may judge the World, . . ."
AND therefore do not quench the least Motion of God's good Spirit in your selves nor in any other; but let Truth and Goodness be cherished in all; and let all Harshness, and Bitterness, and Revilings be kept down by the Truth, that it may have its passage through you all, and in it you may bear one another's weakness and Infirmities, and so fulfil the Law of Christ, keeping down Revenge, Hastiness or Passion. . . .
For, Friends, you there should be as Lights, or as a City that ...