Quaker spirituality plain speech witness

Quaker Testimonies on the Plain Language Witness

Quaker Spirituality and the Use of Plain Speech

  • Excerpt on Peculiar Customs of Quakers - Chapter Three - Language from Thomas Clarkson's A Portraiture of Quakerism, Volume I (pdf)
  • No Need to be Ashamed of the Plain Language by Kenneth Morse
  • Elizabeth Stirredge's exhortation to her children to adhere to plain speech and plain dress.
  • No. 12. Worldly Customs by Kenneth Morse
  • "Thee and Thou"
  • A Letter to the Truly Concerned by Kenneth Morse

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.
Quaker spirituality plain speech witness
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Epistle 164
1658

"The Pasture of Life"

AND so, ye that know the Life and Power, and Light of Christ, which was before Death and Darkness, and the Power of the same wa, Be Faithful, who are gathered together in this Life and Power, and are Met in it, in it keep your Meetings . . . in which ye may all feel one another in the Fellowship and Unity, that is Everlasting, and never hath End.

And so, in that the Lord God Almighty preserve you all to his Glory; that . . . ye may be a Blessing in your Generation, and a good Savour to God, and ...

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