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 at Kendal)
TO that of God in you I do speak, that ye may watch over the Weak, and see, how the Plants of the Lord do grow. And walk in the Joy and Love of the Truth, serving God with Joyfulness of Heart; and to you this is the Word of the Lord. And keep all that is bad, down and out with the Light, which condemns all Ungodliness; so keep all that out, which is for Condemnation; that ye may all be preserved clean and pure, that out of Condemnation ye may be kept, ...
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