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illustrated. 1837 edition. Excerpt: ...were turning back to their
old ways, like the sow that was washed, to her wallowing in the
mire. 23rd. I visited a few families in the city, and had some
close conversation with a formalist, whose eyes, I thought, were
blinded by the god of this world. I told him, in substance, nearly
on this wise: That it grieved me to think, while a remnant were
trying to prevail with young people and others to come into the
practice of more plainness and true moderation, consistent with the
simplicity of our profession, --those in high stations, for worldly
interest, should be keeping and holding up articles for sale, as a
temptation for others to branch out in purchasing, to deck
themselves with superfluities, &c. In about three days after
this, I reached my own habitation again, after a journey of nearly
eight months; in which time, I had travelled about four thousand
miles; and now on my return, have cause to praise and magnify the
Lord, who, in a marvellous manner, hath prepared my way, and
carried me through. He now vouchsafes the sense of a reward which
is sufficient for all my trials and labours, --that of finding my
wife and near connexions alive, and in pretty good health; which is
esteemed by me an additional cause of humble thanksgiving. The 5th
of the 12th month, 179.5, at our select Quarterly meeting, my mind
was closely exercised concerning superfluities that appear: and
particularly I had to mention large looking glasses, --whether
having them in Friends' houses, was not one means of keeping pride
alive in the hearts of those who spend time in standing before them
to view their dress, and to have all appear delicate and nice? And
whether such scrupulous nicety in decking the body, does not add to
the soul's unfitness for approaching the
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