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
Quaker spirituality plain speech witness
Quaker spirituality plain speech witness
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Epistle 250
1667

"Foolish Toys"

THEREFORE all keep down that Spirit of the World that runs into so many Fashions to please the Lust of the Eye, the Lust of the Flesh, and the Pride of Life: And Fashion not your selves according to your former Lust of Ignorance; and let the time past be sufficient in which you have lived according to the Lusts of Men, and the Course of the World, that the rest of your life you may live to the Will of God, taking no thought what ye shall Eat, what ye shall Drink, or what ye shall put on; and therein your Lives ...

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