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It is good Manners to prefer them to whom we Speak before ourselves especially if they be above us with whom in no Sort we ought to begin.
When a man does all he can though it Succeeds not well blame not him that did it.
Be not hasty to believe flying Reports to the Disparagement of any.
Superfluous Compliments and all Affectation of Ceremony are to be avoided, yet where due they are not to be Neglected.
In writing or Speaking, give to every Person his due Title According to his Degree & the Custom of the Place.
Play not the Peacock, looking everywhere about you, to See if you be well Decked, if your Shoes fit well if your Stockings sit neatly, and Clothes handsomely.
When you meet with one of Greater Quality than yourself, Stop, and retire especially if it be at a Door or any Straight place to give way for him to Pass.
Be not Tedious in Discourse or in reading unless you find the Company pleased therewith.
Labour to keep alive in your Breast that Little Spark of Celestial fire Called Conscience.
When you see a Crime punished, you may be inwardly Pleased; but always show Pity to the Suffering Offender.
Be not immodest in urging your Friends to Discover a Secret.
In visiting the Sick, do not Presently play the Physician if you be not Knowing therein.
Speak not injurious Words neither in Jest nor Earnest Scoff at none although they give Occasion.
A Man ought not to value himself of his Achievements, or rare Qualities of wit; much less of his riches Virtue or Kindred.
Let your Countenance be pleasant but in Serious Matters Somewhat grave.
from Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation
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