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the religious society of friends.

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  • see r. m. jones, the faith and practice of the quakers (1927, repr. 1980); r. bauman, let your words be few (1984); b. reay, the quakers and the english revolution (1985); e. d. bonner and d. fraser, ed., the papers of william penn (1986); r. s. and m. m. dunn, ed., the world of william penn (1987); h. l. barbour and w. frost, the quakers (1988); m. h. bacon, mothers of feminism: the story of quaker women in america (1989); j. walvin, the quakers: money and morals (1998). factmonster.com

  • see r. m. jones, the faith and practice of the quakers (1927, repr. 1980); r. bauman, let your words be few (1984); b. reay, the quakers and the english revolution (1985); e. d. bonner and d. fraser, ed., the papers of william penn (1986); r. s. and m. m. dunn, ed., the world of william penn (1987); h. l. barbour and w. frost, the quakers (1988); m. h. bacon, mothers of feminism: the story of quaker women in america (1989); j. walvin, the quakers: money and morals (1998). infoplease.com

  • simplicity is hardly a new idea. socrates observed that the unexamined life was not worth living. later came puritans and quakers, then transcendentalists like henry david thoreau, whose shoestring existence on walden pond led him to write, "why should we live with such hurry and waste of life?" it was a theme echoed again by the counter-culture of the 1960s. medicinenet.com