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.
(To Friends in New England, Virginia and Barbadoes)
DEAR Friends, Be faithful in the Power of the Lord God, in what you know, and then the Lord will preserve you; that you may answer the Witness of God in every Man, whether they are the Heathen, that do not profess Christ, or whether they are such as do profess Christ, that have the Form of Godliness, and be out of the Power. And keep your Meetings, you that know the Power of the Lord, and feel it, that in it you may have ...