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 therefore keep your Meetings solid and sober, and let the Authority of your Men's and Women's Meetings be in the Power of God; for every Heir of the Power has Right to that Authority, and in it keep the King of Kings and Lord of Lords Peace in his Church.
And so, the Lord give you Wisdom, that by it you may be ordered to his Glory, and that every one may have a care of God's Glory, and of his Name and Truth; and that in his Power you may see, that all do walk, as becomes his ...
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