--胡適之先生晚年談話錄 (頁258-59 1961/12/6日)
對貴格的推崇 可參考: 《哲學書簡》伏爾泰
Friends, Society of ：公誼會；貴格會；教友派：為基督教派之一支，十七世紀中葉由福克斯（ George Fox ）成立於英國，反對形式上的宗教，注重所謂「內心之光」。胡適之先生晚年談話錄 (頁151 1961/4/9日) 有更多貴格會的介紹 胡頌平可能將 Fox 聽錯成"泛斯"
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The son of a weaver from rural England, Fox lived in a time of great social upheaval and war. He rebelled against the religious and political authorities by proposing an unusual and uncompromising approach to the Christian faith. He travelled throughout Britain as a dissenting preacher, for which he was often persecuted by the authorities who disapproved of his beliefs.
Fox married Margaret Fell, the widow of one of his wealthier supporters; she was a leading Friend. His ministry expanded and he undertook tours of North America and the Low Countries, between which he was imprisoned for over a year. He spent the final decade of his life working in London to organize the expanding Quaker movement.
Though his movement attracted disdain from some, others such as William Penn and Oliver Cromwell viewed Fox with respect. His journal, first published after his death, is known even among non-Quakers for its vivid account of his personal journey.