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 Yorkshire)
DEAR Friends, In the Lord's Power and Holy Spirit, feel his Presence amongst you, who hath drawn you with his Spirit to his Son; and you that have received him, he gives you Power to become his Sons and Daughters. . . .
And now, my Friends, If you do want Wisdom and Knowledge to order you in the Affairs and Service of God: Christ is the Treasure of your Wisdom and Knowledge; and so receive them from his Treasury which is above: This ...
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