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George Fox, founder of the Society of Friends(Quakers)... from A Collection of Many Select and Christian Epistles, Letters, and Testimonies (London 1698)
"Friends, keep out of the vain fashions of the world; let not your eyes, minds, and spirits run after every fashion (in attire) of the nations; for that will lead you from the solid life into unity with that spirit that leads to follow the fashions of the nations, after every fashion of apparel that gets up: but mind that which is sober and modest, and keep to your plain fashions, that you may judge the World, . . ."
AND therefore keep your Meetings solid and sober, and let the Authority of your Men's and Women's Meetings be in the Power of God; for every Heir of the Power has Right to that Authority, and in it keep the King of Kings and Lord of Lords Peace in his Church.
And so, the Lord give you Wisdom, that by it you may be ordered to his Glory, and that every one may have a care of God's Glory, and of his Name and Truth; and that in his Power you may see, that all do walk, as becomes his ...