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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In writing or Speaking, give to every Person his due Title According to his Degree & the Custom of the Place.
Be not Tedious in Discourse or in reading unless you find the Company pleased therewith.
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 hasty to believe flying Reports to the Disparagement of any.
In visiting the Sick, do not Presently play the Physician if you be not Knowing therein.
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.
Think before you Speak pronounce not imperfectly nor bring out your Words too hastily but orderly & distinctly.
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 no Flatterer, neither Play with any that delights not to be Played Withal.
Do not laugh too loud or too much at any Public Spectacle.
When in Company, put not your Hands to any Part of the Body, not usually Discovered.
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.
Labour to keep alive in your Breast that Little Spark of Celestial fire Called Conscience.
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.
from Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation
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