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.
DEAR Friends, With my Love to you in the holy Peaceable Truth, that never changes, nor admits of no Evil, but makes all free that receive it, and that walk in it, and is over all the Clouds without Rain, and Wells without Water, and Trees without Fruit: And from the Truth floweth Justice, Equity, Righteousness and Godliness, Mercy and Tenderness, that brings a Man's Heart, Mind, Soul and Spirit to the Infinite and Incomprehensible God, and from it a Love flows to all the Universal Creation, and would ...