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.
(To a Friend under an Exercise of the Spirit)
KEEP Low in the Power, . . . and live up in the Seed, which was before the Devil was, that thou maist have Life and Peace, in that which was before Death was. And in the Seed Christ thou wilt have Dominion over all thy Enemies. . . . And that which letteth thee to see thy Hardness, Darkness, Thoughts and Temptations, and the Tempter, and thy Confusion, Deadness and thy Wants, is the Light, and Power and Spirit of God in thee, which ...
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