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.
OH Friends! Do not Dye from the Good through the Wantonness of the fleshly Lusts, neither be choked with the Cares of this Life, nor fear the Shearers, neither let the Heat scorch your green Blade; but dwell under the Shadow of the Almighty, who will shade you from the Heat and Cold. Neither be cumbred nor surfeited with the Riches of this World, nor bound, nor straitned with them, nor married to them; but be free and loose from them, and be married to the Lord.
The Sufferings in all Ages of ...