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Chestertown, Maryland 21620
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Be not hasty to believe flying Reports to the Disparagement of any.
When a man does all he can though it Succeeds not well blame not him that did it.
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.
Be not immodest in urging your Friends to Discover a Secret.
In visiting the Sick, do not Presently play the Physician if you be not Knowing therein.
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.
Let your Discourse with Men of Business be Short and Comprehensive.
In writing or Speaking, give to every Person his due Title According to his Degree & the Custom of the Place.
When in Company, put not your Hands to any Part of the Body, not usually Discovered.
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.
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.
Do not laugh too loud or too much at any Public Spectacle.
Superfluous Compliments and all Affectation of Ceremony are to be avoided, yet where due they are not to be Neglected.
from Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation
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