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 Friends at Malton)
ALL my Dear Friends at Malton, mind that which is Pure in you, that ye may grow up in the Power out of the Form. And take heed of Deceit, and of Jarring one another; take heed of Strife and Confusion in your Minds; But mind the pure Life of God in you, according to your Measures, to guide you up to God out of the Flesh, and all the Ways and Works of it, within and without, which that which is Pure and Holy, calls all unto.
So all walk in the ...
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