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.
KEEP in the Power of the Lord God, that goes over all the World, that none of your Flight may be in the Winter. And beware lest any of your Flight be on the Sabbath Day, (which the signification of it is Rest) but all in the Power of the Living God abide, in which ye may feel Life, Peace and Rest, and an abiding Place; a secret Chamber to turn into, till the Indignation and Wrath of the Lord be past, which is to come over all Transgressors. . . .
Therefore in the Life, Power and Love of God all ...
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