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.
[Quotes Matt. vi]
. . . SEE here Christ encourages his Lambs and Sheep; therefore stand in his Will. And if the Lord suffer you who are his Lambs and Sheep, and are as Doves and Chickens, that Christ hath gathered under his Wings, and none are able to pluck you out of his Hands (His Power) who hath all Power in Heaven and Earth given to him. . . . Now, dear Friends and Brethren, if it doth please the Lord to try you, who are the Believers in the Light and Children of the the ...