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.
LIVE in Peace, all my Dear Babes of God, one with another, for Patience that obtains the Crown, and hath the Victory. And in Pureness live over the Deceit, and answer the Witness of the Lord God of every one. And keep in the Seed and Life of the Lord God, that ye may feel the Blessing of the Lord God amongst you and upon you.
AND that which doth let you see your Sins, in that stand, and ye will see your Saviour, who was before the World was, him by whom the World was made glorified with the ...
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