Quaker spirituality plain speech witness

Quaker Testimonies on the Plain Language Witness

Quaker Spirituality and the Use of Plain Speech

  • Excerpt on Peculiar Customs of Quakers - Chapter Three - Language from Thomas Clarkson's A Portraiture of Quakerism, Volume I (pdf)
  • No Need to be Ashamed of the Plain Language by Kenneth Morse
  • Elizabeth Stirredge's exhortation to her children to adhere to plain speech and plain dress.
  • No. 12. Worldly Customs by Kenneth Morse
  • "Thee and Thou"
  • A Letter to the Truly Concerned by Kenneth Morse

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.
Quaker spirituality plain speech witness
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Epistle 169

"The Anchor Holds"

TO all the Elect, Chosen and Faithful, who . . . are the Gold tried in the Fire. Who have been tried by Goods spoiling, by Bonds, by Whippings, by Mockings and Reproaches . . . and some have been tried unto Death; and ye have proved to be the pure Gold, that hath come out brighter and brighter. Who have not feared the Waves of the Sea, nor the Winds; who fears not the Storms nor the Weather; whose Anchor holds, which is the Hope, the Mystery, which anchors the Soul which is Immortal, to the Immortal God. . . ...

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