Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Remember When . . . Manners Were King? Part II

Don't forget to enter the giveaway for Love's Winding Path that posted yesterday. And for those who are eager for a copy of A Stray Drop of Blood, there are still two days left to enter the giveaway on Michelle V.'s blog.

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I'm busy with prep for my Book Talk this evening, so we're going to revisit the manners of the 1700s and have a few more of the Rules of Civility as put down by George Washington. It's quick and easy. =)

~ Mock not nor Jest at any thing of Importance break no Jest that are Sharp Biting and if you Deliver any thing witty and Pleasent abstain from Laughing there at yourself.

~ Wherein wherein you reprove Another be unblameable yourself; for example is more prevalent than Precepts.

~ Wear not your Cloths, foul, unript or Dusty but See they be Brush'd once every day at least and take heed that you approach not to any Uncleaness.

~ Run not in the Streets, neither go too slowly nor with Mouth open go not Shaking yr Arms kick not the earth with yr feet, go not upon the Toes, nor in a Dancing fashion.

~ Eat not in the Streets, nor in the House, out of Season.

~ Speak not of doleful Things in a Time of Mirth or at the Table; Speak not of Melancholy Things as Death and Wounds, and if others Mention them Change if you can the Discourse tell not your Dreams, but to your intimate Friend.

~ Go not thither, where you know not, whether you Shall be Welcome or not. Give not Advice without being Ask'd & when desired do it briefly.

~Reprehend not the imperfections of others for that belongs to Parents Masters and Superiours.

Hope y'all enjoy! Wish me luck tonight, eh? =)

2 comments:

  1. Good luck!!:)
    And I'll remember not to walk around with my mouth open or tell my dreams to anyone by good friends!
    These are great. Thanks Roseanna

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  2. Oh, but I'm so GOOD at reprehending others' imperfections....

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