Quaker Testimonies on the Plain Language Witness
Quaker Spirituality and the Use of Plain Speech
Elizabeth Gurney Fry, Quaker humanitarian (1780-1845)
I used to think and do now how little dress matters. But I find it almost impossible to keep to the principles of Friends without altering my dress and speech. . . . They appear to me a sort of protector to the principles of Christianity in the present state of the world.
THEREFORE all Friends, Obey that which is pure within you, and know one another in that, which brings you to wait upon the Lord; that ye may all witness a living Soul, and your selves to be come out of Death. For these things ye must all find within, there is your Peace, and there Refreshing comes into your Souls from the Lord: And standing still in the Light within, and therein waiting, ye will see your Saviour Christ Jesus, raising you up out of Death. . . .
Therefore watch all, ...