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 in Company, put not your Hands to any Part of the Body, not usually Discovered.
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.
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.
A Man ought not to value himself of his Achievements, or rare Qualities of wit; much less of his riches Virtue or Kindred.
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 no Flatterer, neither Play with any that delights not to be Played Withal.
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.
Be not hasty to believe flying Reports to the Disparagement of any.
Superfluous Compliments and all Affectation of Ceremony are to be avoided, yet where due they are not to be Neglected.
Let your Discourse with Men of Business be Short and Comprehensive.
Be not Tedious in Discourse or in reading unless you find the Company pleased therewith.
Be not immodest in urging your Friends to Discover a Secret.
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.
from Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation
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