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Chestertown, Maryland 21620
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Be not Tedious in Discourse or in reading unless you find the Company pleased therewith.
Be no Flatterer, neither Play with any that delights not to be Played Withal.
Superfluous Compliments and all Affectation of Ceremony are to be avoided, yet where due they are not to be Neglected.
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.
A Man ought not to value himself of his Achievements, or rare Qualities of wit; much less of his riches Virtue or Kindred.
Do not laugh too loud or too much at any Public Spectacle.
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.
Be not hasty to believe flying Reports to the Disparagement of any.
When in Company, put not your Hands to any Part of the Body, not usually Discovered.
Let your Countenance be pleasant but in Serious Matters Somewhat grave.
In writing or Speaking, give to every Person his due Title According to his Degree & the Custom of the Place.
Be not immodest in urging your Friends to Discover a Secret.
Think before you Speak pronounce not imperfectly nor bring out your Words too hastily but orderly & distinctly.
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.
from Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation
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