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.
AND all Men that hunts after Woman, from Woman to Woman; and also Women, whose Affections run sometimes after one Man, and soon after to another, and so hold one another in Affection, and so draws out the Affections one of another; and after a while leave one another, and go to others, and then do the same things there; these doings are more like Sodom than Saints, and is not of God's moving or joyning, where they are not to be parted. For Marriage is God's Ordinance, and God's Command one to ...