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.
FRIENDS, take your heavenly Censers, and offer up your Spiritual Prayers to the Almighty God, and having heavenly Fire in your Censers, it will consume all false Offerings and Sacrifices, which are offered in the evil Nature.