conversation; but Friend Hopper
was remarkably free from such faults.
He was exceedingly pure in his mind, and in his personal habits.
He never alluded to any subject that was unclean, never made any indelicate remark, or used any unseemly expression.
There was never the slightest occasion for young people to feel uneasy concerning what he might say. However lively his mood might be, his fun was always sure to be restrained by the nicest sense of natural propriety.
He shaved, and took a cold plunge-bath every day. Not a particle of mud or dust was allowed to remain upon his garments.
He always insisted on blacking his own shoes; for it was one of his principles not to be waited upon, while he was well enough to wait upon himself.
They were always as polished as japan; and every Saturday night, his silver buckles were made as bright as a new dollar, in readiness to go to meeting the next day. His dress was precisely like that worn by William Penn
At the time I knew him, I believe he was the only Quaker
in the country, who had not departed from that model in the slightest degree.
It was in fact the dress of all English gentlemen, in King Charles's time; and the only peculiarity of William Penn
was, that he wore it without embroidery or ornament of any kind, for the purpose of protesting against the extravagance of the fashionable