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Chestertown, Maryland 21620
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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.
When you see a Crime punished, you may be inwardly Pleased; but always show Pity to the Suffering Offender.
Undertake not what you cannot perform but be careful to keep your promise.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Think before you Speak pronounce not imperfectly nor bring out your Words too hastily but orderly & distinctly.
Be no Flatterer, neither Play with any that delights not to be Played Withal.
Superfluous Compliments and all Affectation of Ceremony are to be avoided, yet where due they are not to be Neglected.
Be not hasty to believe flying Reports to the Disparagement of any.
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.
In visiting the Sick, do not Presently play the Physician if you be not Knowing therein.
from Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation
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