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 173
1659

"A bad Meeting"

ALL Friends, Take heed of running on in a Form, lest ye do lose the Power; but keep in the Power and Seed of God, in which ye will live in the Substance. And at any Disputes, take heed: many may be lifted up in the Victory and Conquest, and after have a Joy in the Prophecies and Openings, and after fall. And if Bablers come, and Janglers say, They have a bad Meeting; and so, the murmuring Nature getteth up, out of Patience, and the Seed, which beareth all things and suffereth all things, which keepeth down that, ...

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