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know he is mistaken, correct not nor contradict him, nor grin at the hearing of it; but pass over the error without notice or interruption.
Mention not frivolous or paltry subjects to grave persons or superiors.
If your superior drawl or hesitate in his words, attempt not to assist or prompt him.
Come not near two who are engaged in private conversation, or who speak in secret; neithér ask upon what they converse.
When your parent or master speaks to any person, interrupt him not, nor hearken to them unless it be expected of you.
If any immodest or improper remark be spoken in your hearing, neither smile nor frown, but settle your countenance, as though you heard it not.
Boast not of your own wit or actions.
If your superior relate a story, say not, I have heard it before, but attend to the recital as if it were new to you. If he tell it incorrectly, do not endeavour to set him right, or to add to his relation.
Do not state anything which may be thought so improbable that few will believe it.
Interrupt no one whilst speaking, although he be your intimate friend or nearest relative.
If you enter a company whilst a topic is being discussed, ask not what was the preceding conversation, but, from the remainder, endeavour to acquire a knowledge of what has preceded.
Laugh not in, nor at your own story, wit, or jest.
In speaking of any distant person or thing, it is rude and unmannerly to point at him or it.
Be not over earnest to justify your own sayings.
Use not contemptuous or reproachful language to any person, how mean or inferior
words be modest about that which concerns yourself alone.
Repeat not the words of a superior who asks you a question, or who talks with you.
CONDUCT AT SCHOOL.
Bow at coming in, taking off your hat; especially if your master or usher be in the schoolLoiter not, but immediately take your seat, and move not from one place to another, until lessons be over.
If your preceptor be conversing in school with a stranger, stare not confidently at them, nor hearken to their discourse. Study unremittingly, that you may not reflect on yourself, when you are a man, on having lost this your best opportunity for gaining knowledge.
Interrupt not your master while a stranger or visitor is with him, with any question, request, or complaint; but defer any such matter till he be at leisure.
At no time quarrel or talk in school; but be quiet, peaceable, and silent. Neither trifle away your precious time in play or idleness. If your
master address you, answer standing. In making complaints, bawl not aloud. A boy's voice ought never to be heard in school, except while asking or answering a question, or repeating his lesson.
If a stranger speak to you in school, stand, and answer with the same respect and ceremony, both of word and gesture, as if you spoke to your master.
Make not haste out of school, but go soberly
your turn comes, without noise or hurry. Go not home rudely through the streets, nor stand talking with children who delay you; but walk with all convenient speed.
When it is time te return to school, be sure to be there before the hour. Loiter not at home while your master waits for you at school.
Divulge not that which has occurred in school, whether spoken or done.
IX. CONDUCT IN THE STREET. Go not singing, whistling, or hallooing along the street.
Quarrel not with any one.
Affront no one, especially your elders, by word or deed.
Jeer not at any person.
Always give the right hand to your superiors, when you walk with them.
When three persons walk together, the middle place is considered the most honourable. Allow your superiors to pass
in a narrow place, where two persons cannot pass at
If you walk with your parents, master, or any superior, go not playfully through the streets, but walk sedately by their side.
Invariably keep your position on the pavement with your right hand to the wall.
Acknowledge your friends and acquaintances by bowing and lifting your hat to them when you
chance to meet. Run not hastily in the street, neither go too slowly; wag not to and fro, nor use any antic or wanton postures, either of your head, hands, feet, or body.
Do not, with your mouth wide open, stare at any unusual person or thing like a country bumpkin. When
you in the street, do not throw any thing, such as dirt, stones, etc.
Ofiund not the master or scholars of your own or another school.
Eat nothing out of doors.
Covet not your companion's play-things, but liberally yive of your own to those who have
Show compassion to the poor, the needy, the aged, and the afflicted.