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Chestertown, Maryland 21620
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Think before you Speak pronounce not imperfectly nor bring out your Words too hastily but orderly & distinctly.
Be not hasty to believe flying Reports to the Disparagement of any.
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 Countenance be pleasant but in Serious Matters Somewhat grave.
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.
In visiting the Sick, do not Presently play the Physician if you be not Knowing therein.
Speak not injurious Words neither in Jest nor Earnest Scoff at none although they give Occasion.
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.
When you see a Crime punished, you may be inwardly Pleased; but always show Pity to the Suffering Offender.
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.
Be not Tedious in Discourse or in reading unless you find the Company pleased therewith.
Be no Flatterer, neither Play with any that delights not to be Played Withal.
Labour to keep alive in your Breast that Little Spark of Celestial fire Called Conscience.
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.
from Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation
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