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.
HE is the Living God that Cloaths the Earth with Grass and Herbs, and causes the Trees to grow, and bring forth Food for you, and makes the Fishes of the Sea to breath and live, and makes the Fowls of the Air to breed, and causes the Roe and the Hind, and the Creatures, and all the Beasts of the Earth to bring forth, whereby they may be Food for you:
He is the Living God, and causes the Stars to arise in the Night, to give you light, and the Moon to arise to be a light in the ...
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