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Chestertown, Maryland 21620
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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.
Speak not injurious Words neither in Jest nor Earnest Scoff at none although they give Occasion.
In visiting the Sick, do not Presently play the Physician if you be not Knowing therein.
Be not Tedious in Discourse or in reading unless you find the Company pleased therewith.
Be not immodest in urging your Friends to Discover a Secret.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Superfluous Compliments and all Affectation of Ceremony are to be avoided, yet where due they are not to be Neglected.
A Man ought not to value himself of his Achievements, or rare Qualities of wit; much less of his riches Virtue or Kindred.
Undertake not what you cannot perform but be careful to keep your promise.
from Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation
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