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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Chestertown, Maryland 21620
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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.
A Man ought not to value himself of his Achievements, or rare Qualities of wit; much less of his riches Virtue or Kindred.
When you see a Crime punished, you may be inwardly Pleased; but always show Pity to the Suffering Offender.
Speak not injurious Words neither in Jest nor Earnest Scoff at none although they give Occasion.
When in Company, put not your Hands to any Part of the Body, not usually Discovered.
In writing or Speaking, give to every Person his due Title According to his Degree & the Custom of the Place.
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.
Let your Discourse with Men of Business be Short and Comprehensive.
Labour to keep alive in your Breast that Little Spark of Celestial fire Called Conscience.
Undertake not what you cannot perform but be careful to keep your promise.
Be not Tedious in Discourse or in reading unless you find the Company pleased therewith.
Think before you Speak pronounce not imperfectly nor bring out your Words too hastily but orderly & distinctly.
Be not immodest in urging your Friends to Discover a Secret.
Let your Countenance be pleasant but in Serious Matters Somewhat grave.
Be not hasty to believe flying Reports to the Disparagement of any.
from Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation
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