|William Penn. (16441718). Fruits of Solitude.|
The Harvard Classics. 190914.
|73. Excess in Apparel is another costly Folly. The very Trimming of the vain World would cloath all the naked one.|| 1|
| 74. Chuse thy Cloaths by thine own Eyes, not anothers. The more plain and simple they are, the better. Neither unshapely, nor fantastical; and for Use and Decency, and not for Pride.|| 2|
| 75. If thou art clean and warm, it is sufficient; for more doth but rob the Poor, and please the Wanton.|| 3|
| 76. It is said of the true Church, the Kings Daughter is all glorious within. Let our Care therefore be of our Minds more than of our Bodies, if we would be of her Communion.|| 4|
| 77. We are told with Truth, that Meekness and Modesty are the Rich and Charming Attire of the Soul: And the plainer the Dress, the more Distinctly, and with greater Lustre, their Beauty shines.|| 5|
| 78. It is great Pity such Beauties are so rare, and those of Jezebels Forehead are so common: Whose Dresses are Incentives to Lust; but Bars instead of Motives, to Love or Vertue.|| 6|