Quaker spirituality plain speech witness

Quaker Testimonies on the Plain Language Witness

Quaker Spirituality and the Use of Plain Speech

  • Excerpt on Peculiar Customs of Quakers - Chapter Three - Language from Thomas Clarkson's A Portraiture of Quakerism, Volume I (pdf)
  • No Need to be Ashamed of the Plain Language by Kenneth Morse
  • Elizabeth Stirredge's exhortation to her children to adhere to plain speech and plain dress.
  • No. 12. Worldly Customs by Kenneth Morse
  • "Thee and Thou"
  • A Letter to the Truly Concerned by Kenneth Morse

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.
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Epistle 299
1673

"Growing Wild and Withering"

(To Friends at Jamaica)

FRIENDS, We do hear that some, professing Truth amongst you, do not keep to your Meetings so diligently as they ought to do, nor yet meet but few of you together on the First Days. And the reason is; That upon the First Days some of you write and make up your Accompts; so as you cannot have time to go to and frequent the Meetings. Truly Friends, this is an ill Savour to come over here into England, and shews that you mind your own Business more ...

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