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Be not hasty to believe flying Reports to the Disparagement of any.
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.
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.
A Man ought not to value himself of his Achievements, or rare Qualities of wit; much less of his riches Virtue or Kindred.
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.
Undertake not what you cannot perform but be careful to keep your promise.
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.
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.
When a man does all he can though it Succeeds not well blame not him that did it.
Do not laugh too loud or too much at any Public Spectacle.
Let your Countenance be pleasant but in Serious Matters Somewhat grave.
Think before you Speak pronounce not imperfectly nor bring out your Words too hastily but orderly & distinctly.
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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