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George says…

  • 29th

    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.

  • 19th

    Let your Countenance be pleasant but in Serious Matters Somewhat grave.

  • 24th

    Do not laugh too loud or too much at any Public Spectacle.

  • 2nd

    When in Company, put not your Hands to any Part of the Body, not usually Discovered.

  • 73rd

    Think before you Speak pronounce not imperfectly nor bring out your Words too hastily but orderly & distinctly.

  • 82nd

    Undertake not what you cannot perform but be careful to keep your promise.

  • 110th

    Labour to keep alive in your Breast that Little Spark of Celestial fire Called Conscience.

  • 63rd

    A Man ought not to value himself of his Achievements, or rare Qualities of wit; much less of his riches Virtue or Kindred.

  • 80th

    Be not Tedious in Discourse or in reading unless you find the Company pleased therewith.

  • 35th

    Let your Discourse with Men of Business be Short and Comprehensive.

  • 14th

    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.

  • 23rd

    When you see a Crime punished, you may be inwardly Pleased; but always show Pity to the Suffering Offender.

  • 65th

    Speak not injurious Words neither in Jest nor Earnest Scoff at none although they give Occasion.

  • 17th

    Be no Flatterer, neither Play with any that delights not to be Played Withal.

  • 28th

    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.