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.
. . . AND so, all Friends, be ready to offer up your selves in the Power of God, joining to the Suffering Seed in which ye offer up your selves to God in the Patience, in your Sufferings, feeling the Seed, which was before that was, which makes to suffer. For the Lamb must have the Victory, mark, the Lamb, and not the rough Nature, which hath gotten up, since Man fell from god's Image; the Lamb must have the Victory over that. . . .
And take heed of grieving the Spirit, but be ...
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