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 America)
DEAR Friends, My Love to you all in the holy peaceable Truth; and my Desires are . . . that ye may all come to dwell in the Love of God, which edifies the Body of Christ, who is the heavenly Man; and let all Strifes, and Divisions, and Backbitings, or Whisperings, or Prejudices, cease and be buried; and so whatsoever is amiss, or hath been amiss, let it be put down by the Truth and Spirit of God, that it may be uppermost, which is a strong ...