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FT 21-30 George Washington\'s Rules Of Decorum
FT 21-30 George Washington\'s Rules Of Decorum
FT 21-30 George Washington\'s Rules Of Decorum
FT 21-30 George Washington\'s Rules Of Decorum
FT 21-30 George Washington\'s Rules Of Decorum
FT 21-30 George Washington\'s Rules Of Decorum
FT 21-30 George Washington\'s Rules Of Decorum
FT 21-30 George Washington\'s Rules Of Decorum
FT 21-30 George Washington\'s Rules Of Decorum
FT 21-30 George Washington\'s Rules Of Decorum
FT 21-30 George Washington\'s Rules Of Decorum
FT 21-30 George Washington\'s Rules Of Decorum
FT 21-30 George Washington\'s Rules Of Decorum
FT 21-30 George Washington\'s Rules Of Decorum
FT 21-30 George Washington\'s Rules Of Decorum
FT 21-30 George Washington\'s Rules Of Decorum
FT 21-30 George Washington\'s Rules Of Decorum
FT 21-30 George Washington\'s Rules Of Decorum
FT 21-30 George Washington\'s Rules Of Decorum
FT 21-30 George Washington\'s Rules Of Decorum
FT 21-30 George Washington\'s Rules Of Decorum
FT 21-30 George Washington\'s Rules Of Decorum
FT 21-30 George Washington\'s Rules Of Decorum
FT 21-30 George Washington\'s Rules Of Decorum
FT 21-30 George Washington\'s Rules Of Decorum
FT 21-30 George Washington\'s Rules Of Decorum
FT 21-30 George Washington\'s Rules Of Decorum
FT 21-30 George Washington\'s Rules Of Decorum
FT 21-30 George Washington\'s Rules Of Decorum
FT 21-30 George Washington\'s Rules Of Decorum
FT 21-30 George Washington\'s Rules Of Decorum
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FT 21-30 George Washington\'s Rules Of Decorum

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George Washington\'s Rules Of Decorum 21-30

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  • 1.
    • 21 st Reproach non for the Infirmaties of Nature, nor Delight to Put them that have in mind thereof.
  • 2. 21. Do not scorn others for being sick nor delight in the illness of others.
  • 3.
    • 22 nd Show not yourself glad at the Misfortune of another though he were your enemy.
  • 4. 22. Do not act happy to hear of another’s misfortune.
  • 5.
    • 23 rd When you see a Crime punished, you may be inwardly Pleased; but always shew Pity to the Suffering Offender.
  • 6. 23. Although you are actually glad that a criminal is punished for a crime, outwardly show pity to that person.
  • 7.
    • 24 th [Do not laugh too loud or] too much at any Publick [Spectacle.]
  • 8. 24. When observing a humorous incident, do not make a spectacle of yourself by laughing too loudly or too long.
  • 9.
    • 25 th Superfluous Complements and all Affectation of Ceremonie are to be avoided, yet where due they are not to be neglected.
  • 10. 25. Avoid giving superfluous compliments and affectations;
  • 11. however, when there is the opportunity to honor someone, do not fail to appropriately do so.
  • 12.
    • 26 th In Pulling off your Hat to Persons of Distinction, as Noblemen, Justices, Churchmen &c make a Reverence, bowing more or less according to the Custom of the Better Bred, and Quality of the Person.
  • 13.
    • Amongst your equals expect not always that they Should begin with you first, but to Pull off the Hat when there is no need is Affectation, in the Manner of Saluting and resaluting in words keep to the most usual Custom.
  • 14. 26. To honor someone of distinction, do so in such a manner which indicates you recognize that distinction by addressing them by their official title or by taking off your hat, by bowing or by saluting.
  • 15.
    • 27 th Tis ill manners to bid one more eminent than yourself [while your head] be covered as well as not to do it to whom it’s due[.]
  • 16. Finishing Touches tm
    • Likewise he that makes too much haste to Put on his hat does not [act] well,
  • 17. Finishing Touches tm
    • yet he ought to Put it on at the first, or at most the Second time of being ask’d [or of saying that he is leaving];
  • 18. Finishing Touches tm
    • now what is herein Spoken, of [in] Qualification in behaviour in Saluting, ought to be observed [also] in taking of Place, and [of] Sitting down for ceremonies [, for] without [these] Bounds [of etiquette] is troublesome.
  • 19. 27. When you are given the place of honor, you should acknowledge the honor bestowed upon you, by the customary manner,
  • 20. and you should acknowledge the honor while you take your place and while you sit down for ceremonies, for without these bonds of etiquette it is disrespectful;
  • 21. for it is good manners to bid acknowledgement to someone you wish to honor;
  • 22. likewise, do not be too eager to leave or to end a conversation; nor do not linger too long in conversation.
  • 23.
    • 28 th If anyone come to Speak to you while you are Sitting Stand up tho he be your Inferior, and when you Present Seats let it be to every one according to his Degree.
  • 24. 28. When someone comes to speak to you while you are sitting, stand up.
  • 25.
    • 29 th 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.
  • 26. 29. It is good manners to allow another to go before you through a door or down a hallway.
  • 27.
    • 30 th In walking the highest Place in most Countrys Seems to be on the right hand therefore Place yourself on the left of him whom you desire to Honor;
  • 28. Finishing Touches tm
    • but if three walk together the middest Place is the most Honourable the wall is usually given to the most worthy if two walk together.
  • 29. 30. When two people are walking, the place of honor is on the right; therefore, you should walk to the left of someone you wish to honor;
  • 30. it is respectful to offer to walk on the street side of the sidewalk;
  • 31. or when three are walking abreast, the middle is the place of honor, since it is the safest place.

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