Resuming this week, Washington's Rules of Proper Etiquette beginning with number 41:
41st Undertake not to Teach your equal in the art himself Proffesses; it Savours of arrogancy
42d Let thy ceremonies in Courtesie be proper to the Dignity of his place with whom thou conversest for it is absurd to act y same with a Clown and a Prince
43d Do not express Joy before one sick or in pain for that contrary Passion will aggravate his Misery.
44th When a man does all he can though it Succeeds not well blame not him that did it.
45th Being to advise or reprehend any one, consider whether it ought to be in publick or in Private; presently, or at Some other time in what terms to do it & in reproving Shew no Sign of Cholar but do it with all Sweetness and Mildness
46th Take all Admonitions thankfully in what Time or Place Soever given but afterwards not being culpable take a Time & Place conveninet to let him him know it that gave them.
47th 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 abtain from Laughing thereat yourself.
48th Wherein wherein you reprove Another be unblameable yourself; for example is more prevalent than Precepts
49 Use no Reproachfull Language against any one neither Curse nor Revile
50th Be not hasty to beleive flying Reports to the Disparagment of any