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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 173
1659

"A bad Meeting"

ALL Friends, Take heed of running on in a Form, lest ye do lose the Power; but keep in the Power and Seed of God, in which ye will live in the Substance. And at any Disputes, take heed: many may be lifted up in the Victory and Conquest, and after have a Joy in the Prophecies and Openings, and after fall. And if Bablers come, and Janglers say, They have a bad Meeting; and so, the murmuring Nature getteth up, out of Patience, and the Seed, which beareth all things and suffereth all things, which keepeth down that, which ...

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