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.
. . . HONOURING all Men, is reaching that of God in every Man, for that brings to seek the honour of God; the other fades, and reacheth not to that of God in Man: For the Saints, which were to honour all Men, they were in that of God, which did reach to that of God in all Men. . . .
And they that are not in the Spirit of God, do dishonour the Son, and mis-call Men, honouring and setting up that which is out of the Truth. . . . ...
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