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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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.
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.
Let your Discourse with Men of Business be Short and Comprehensive.
Do not laugh too loud or too much at any Public Spectacle.
When you see a Crime punished, you may be inwardly Pleased; but always show Pity to the Suffering Offender.
In visiting the Sick, do not Presently play the Physician if you be not Knowing therein.
Be not immodest in urging your Friends to Discover a Secret.
Be no Flatterer, neither Play with any that delights not to be Played Withal.
Be not hasty to believe flying Reports to the Disparagement of any.
Undertake not what you cannot perform but be careful to keep your promise.
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.
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.
Let your Countenance be pleasant but in Serious Matters Somewhat grave.
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.
from Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation
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