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 now Friends, if there be any Oppression, Exaction, or Defrauding by making a Prize, through the Freedom which God hath given you, the World will see such, and say, the Quakers are not as they were; therefore such should be exhorted to Equity and Truth:
And also if any run into Debt, and aim at great things, and make a great Shew in the World of others Good, which comes to burden others, and lift up themselves with that which is not their own, and are not able to satisfie them, according to ...