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George says…

  • 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.

  • 80th

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

  • 60th

    Be not immodest in urging your Friends to Discover a Secret.

  • 24th

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

  • 110th

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

  • 2nd

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

  • 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.

  • 50th

    Be not hasty to believe flying Reports to the Disparagement of any.

  • 19th

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

  • 44th

    When a man does all he can though it Succeeds not well blame not him that did it.

  • 54th

    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.

  • 17th

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

  • 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.

  • 63rd

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

  • 73rd

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