Quaker spirituality plain speech witness

Quaker Testimonies on the Plain Language Witness

Quaker Spirituality and the Use of Plain Speech

  • Excerpt on Peculiar Customs of Quakers - Chapter Three - Language from Thomas Clarkson's A Portraiture of Quakerism, Volume I (pdf)
  • No Need to be Ashamed of the Plain Language by Kenneth Morse
  • Elizabeth Stirredge's exhortation to her children to adhere to plain speech and plain dress.
  • No. 12. Worldly Customs by Kenneth Morse
  • "Thee and Thou"
  • A Letter to the Truly Concerned by Kenneth Morse

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.
Quaker spirituality plain speech witness
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Epistle 252
1667

"A pretty People"

(For Friends in the Ministry . . . in Virginia, Maryland, Barbadoes, and other Plantations beyond the sea)

AND so, be Valiant for the Truth upon the Earth, abhorring all Uncleanness and Unrighteousness, flying all youthful Ways and fond Affections below, being kept above them; shewing the new Life, to them that be in the Old, and a New Conversation to them that be in the Vain, and Gentleness to all the Perverse, and Straightness to all the Crooked, and Plainness to all the Rough, and ...

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