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Chestertown, Maryland 21620
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Be no Flatterer, neither Play with any that delights not to be Played Withal.
Think before you Speak pronounce not imperfectly nor bring out your Words too hastily but orderly & distinctly.
When a man does all he can though it Succeeds not well blame not him that did it.
Be not Tedious in Discourse or in reading unless you find the Company pleased therewith.
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.
In writing or Speaking, give to every Person his due Title According to his Degree & the Custom of the Place.
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.
Undertake not what you cannot perform but be careful to keep your promise.
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.
A Man ought not to value himself of his Achievements, or rare Qualities of wit; much less of his riches Virtue or Kindred.
When in Company, put not your Hands to any Part of the Body, not usually Discovered.
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.
Speak not injurious Words neither in Jest nor Earnest Scoff at none although they give Occasion.
Do not laugh too loud or too much at any Public Spectacle.
from Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation
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