Dress on Dress
“If lust and wanton eyes are the death of the soul, can any woman think themselves innocent, who with nakedness, patched faces, and every ornament of dress, invite the eye to offend?”
William Law, A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life, p. 266.
William Law (1686-1761) was an English churchman and juror who followed the era of Richard Baxter and lived in the days and knew personally the Wesleys, William Wilberforce and Samuel Johnson. Law was a supporter of the Stuarts, especially James II, b …