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.
On his way to medical school at the University of Maryland, Jimmy Comotto ’14 says what influenced him most at WC had everything to do with its people.
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Do not laugh too loud or too much at any Public Spectacle.
Speak not injurious Words neither in Jest nor Earnest Scoff at none although they give Occasion.
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.
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.
Let your Discourse with Men of Business be Short and Comprehensive.
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.
Be not Tedious in Discourse or in reading unless you find the Company pleased therewith.
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.
In visiting the Sick, do not Presently play the Physician if you be not Knowing therein.
When you see a Crime punished, you may be inwardly Pleased; but always show Pity to the Suffering Offender.
Be not hasty to believe flying Reports to the Disparagement of any.
Let your Countenance be pleasant but in Serious Matters Somewhat grave.
Think before you Speak pronounce not imperfectly nor bring out your Words too hastily but orderly & distinctly.
from Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation
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