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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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.
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.
Superfluous Compliments and all Affectation of Ceremony are to be avoided, yet where due they are not to be Neglected.
In writing or Speaking, give to every Person his due Title According to his Degree & the Custom of the Place.
A Man ought not to value himself of his Achievements, or rare Qualities of wit; much less of his riches Virtue or Kindred.
Speak not injurious Words neither in Jest nor Earnest Scoff at none although they give Occasion.
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.
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.
When in Company, put not your Hands to any Part of the Body, not usually Discovered.
Be not hasty to believe flying Reports to the Disparagement of any.
Let your Countenance be pleasant but in Serious Matters Somewhat grave.
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.
from Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation
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