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.
After her semester abroad in South Africa, Ashley Elmore ’15 hopes to join the Peace Corps after graduation to return to the continent to work.
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Chestertown, Maryland 21620
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Think before you Speak pronounce not imperfectly nor bring out your Words too hastily but orderly & distinctly.
Be not Tedious in Discourse or in reading unless you find the Company pleased therewith.
When in Company, put not your Hands to any Part of the Body, not usually Discovered.
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.
In writing or Speaking, give to every Person his due Title According to his Degree & the Custom of the Place.
Undertake not what you cannot perform but be careful to keep your promise.
Be no Flatterer, neither Play with any that delights not to be Played Withal.
Let your Discourse with Men of Business be Short and Comprehensive.
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.
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.
Do not laugh too loud or too much at any Public Spectacle.
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.
A Man ought not to value himself of his Achievements, or rare Qualities of wit; much less of his riches Virtue or Kindred.
from Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation
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