Meet the people who make up this extraordinary community on the shores of the Chesapeake, where history is still in the making. Your revolution starts here.
On his way to medical school at the University of Maryland, Jimmy Comotto ’14 says what influenced him most at WC had everything to do with its people.
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Be not hasty to believe flying Reports to the Disparagement of any.
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 no Flatterer, neither Play with any that delights not to be Played Withal.
A Man ought not to value himself of his Achievements, or rare Qualities of wit; much less of his riches Virtue or Kindred.
When a man does all he can though it Succeeds not well blame not him that did it.
Superfluous Compliments and all Affectation of Ceremony are to be avoided, yet where due they are not to be Neglected.
Do not laugh too loud or too much at any Public Spectacle.
Let your Countenance be pleasant but in Serious Matters Somewhat grave.
Be not immodest in urging your Friends to Discover a Secret.
When you see a Crime punished, you may be inwardly Pleased; but always show Pity to the Suffering Offender.
When in Company, put not your Hands to any Part of the Body, not usually Discovered.
Turn not your Back to others especially in Speaking, Jog not the Table or Desk on which Another reads or writes, lean not upon any one.
Labour to keep alive in your Breast that Little Spark of Celestial fire Called Conscience.
If any one come to Speak to you while you are Sitting Stand up though he be your Inferior, and when you Present Seats let it be to every one according to his Degree.
from Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation
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