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.
AND so Friends every where, Keep your Meetings (this is the Word of the Lord God to you) and do not heed the Lo-here's or the Lo-there's, neither be troubled; but heed every one the Life of God, and do not gad abroad from the Truth within; that ye may be kept out of all high-swelling Storms, Bustlings and Tempests, and with it ye may be kept over the World, to him and in him, that is not of the World. And take heed of denying the Truth; whosoever do, they go from the Light within them, and so go into the ...