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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, . . ."
TO All Friends that live in the Truth, and by it are become God's Free-men and Women, and by the Truth and Power of God are brought out of the Worlds vain Fashions and Customs, in their Feastings and Revelings, and Banquetings, and Wakes, and other vain Feastings, where they spoil the Creatures, and dishonour the Lord God more those Times and Days, which they call Holy Days and Feast Days, than any other Times and Days; and therefore, you that are brought out of such things, and do see the Vanity ...