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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Chestertown, Maryland 21620
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When a man does all he can though it Succeeds not well blame not him that did it.
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.
Superfluous Compliments and all Affectation of Ceremony are to be avoided, yet where due they are not to be Neglected.
Let your Countenance be pleasant but in Serious Matters Somewhat grave.
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.
Think before you Speak pronounce not imperfectly nor bring out your Words too hastily but orderly & distinctly.
A Man ought not to value himself of his Achievements, or rare Qualities of wit; much less of his riches Virtue or Kindred.
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.
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.
In visiting the Sick, do not Presently play the Physician if you be not Knowing therein.
Undertake not what you cannot perform but be careful to keep your promise.
Be not Tedious in Discourse or in reading unless you find the Company pleased therewith.
In writing or Speaking, give to every Person his due Title According to his Degree & the Custom of the Place.
When you see a Crime punished, you may be inwardly Pleased; but always show Pity to the Suffering Offender.
from Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation
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