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.
MY Dear Friends, be faithful to the Lord God every one in the Truth and Power of God, and his Righteousness, that it may flow over all, and walk and live in it, that to the Lord God, you may be a good Savour, and a Blessing in your Generation; Look over all Sufferings, and that which makes you to Suffer: Dwell in the Rock which is above all Storms and Tempests; for now is the Trial of your Faith, now is the Trial of your Meetings (who are gathered in the Name of Jesus). . . . And now is the Trial of ...
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