Women's Religiously Observant Plain Dress
Quaker Plain Dress
Plain dress among Quakers
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, . . ."
HE is the Living God that gives unto you Breath, and Life, and Strength, and gives unto you all Beasts and Cattle, whereby you may be fed and cloathed:
He is the Living God, and He is to be worshipped. And that which gives you to be sensible of him, and to know him, is that which convinceth you in your Hearts of Sin and Unrighteousness. So all Gods that are made of Stone, Morter, Wood, Silver, Brass, Iron or Gold, are not the Living God, but are made of Mens Hands.
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