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Chestertown, Maryland 21620
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When you see a Crime punished, you may be inwardly Pleased; but always show Pity to the Suffering Offender.
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.
When a man does all he can though it Succeeds not well blame not him that did it.
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.
Be not Tedious in Discourse or in reading unless you find the Company pleased therewith.
Let your Countenance be pleasant but in Serious Matters Somewhat grave.
Be not immodest in urging your Friends to Discover a Secret.
Be not hasty to believe flying Reports to the Disparagement of any.
Think before you Speak pronounce not imperfectly nor bring out your Words too hastily but orderly & distinctly.
Let your Discourse with Men of Business be Short and Comprehensive.
When in Company, put not your Hands to any Part of the Body, not usually Discovered.
Do not laugh too loud or too much at any Public Spectacle.
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.
from Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation
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