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.
DEAR Friends, who have tasted of that which is precious, and have felt the Truth convincingly of you; and also felt the Truth convincing of you; and also felt the Power of the Lord God: I feel something amongst some of you that is not right; and how that such get up into the wise Part, but are out of the Power, and out of the Life, and with that Judges, and are beholding the Moats in others Eyes, whilst the Beam is in their own Eyes: Oh! Abuse not the Power, in which is the Gospel-Fellowship, which will keep all in ...
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