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Quaker Testimonies on the Plain Dress Witness


  • Quaker Strongholds, excerpt on plain dress, by Caroline Stephen, 1891.
  • A Portraiture of Quakerism, Volume I, "Peculiar Customs of Quakers: Dress," by Thomas Clarkson, 1804 (pdf)
  • Dress and Worldly Compliance Addressed, by Joseph Pike, 1726 (pdf)
  • The Fundamental Principle of the People Called Quakers, "Plainness of Apparel," by Kenneth Morse, early 20th century.
  • A Letter to the Truly Concerned, "On the Christian Witness in Manner of Dress," by Kenneth Morse, early 20th century.
  • Quaker Jane's Plain Dress Testimony and Witness
  • Crossroads Friends—Plain Friends Page (external website)
  • Quaker Anne's Discussion of Quaker Plain Dress (external website)
  • A Warning to All to Keep Out of the Vain Fashions of the World (mid-1600s)(George Fox)
"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."

Elizabeth Gurney Fry, Quaker humanitarian (1780-1845)
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Epistle 225
1662

"Do not think the Time long"

FRIENDS, keep in the Power of the Lord, which will bring you over all, to the Fine Linnen the Righteousness of the Saints, and your Bread of Life; and the same Power of the Lord will bring all your Persecutors to Rags and Poverty. When they have done their Work they will have their Wages . . . and so, do not think the Time long: For each must have their Day to do their Work in, when the Wicked's Sun is gone down, their Day is ended; and then they are Reconed withal, and payed, and then the People of God's ...

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