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Quaker

a member of the Religious Society of Friends, a Christian sect founded by the English religious leader George Fox (1624--91) about 1650, whose central belief is the doctrine of the Inner Light. Quakers reject sacraments, ritual, and formal ministry, hold meetings at which any member may speak, and have promoted many causes for social reform
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The mention of Charlotte's "plain dresses of Quakerish cut" ("Maid" 91) may well be an allusion to these founders.
John Reeve's writings do reveal a kind of Quakerish religious enthusiasm and proselytizing, but there was a distinct difference between the Quakers' "inner light" and the Muggletonians' "spiritual light.
One of the co-partners in the Catherine Ferry was Theodosius Hunt, "a large, Quakerish looking man, retired in his manner of life, and an estimable citizen" (Stiles, 1867).