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Washington's Rules of Civility (clickable)
Can you pick the missing word/term in the following rules that George Washington revered?
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**Washington copied these rules out by hand while a teenager. They are based on rules by French Jesuits from 1595. There are 110 in total, but this quiz offers a smaller selection.
A-Z: 4-Letter U.S. History
Every Action done in _______, ought to be with Some Sign of Respect, to those that are Present.
When in Company, put not your _____ to any Part of the Body not usually Discovered.
Show Nothing to your Friend that may _______ him.
In the Presence of Others, Sing not to yourself with a humming Noise, nor ____ with your Fingers or Feet.
Put not off your Clothes in the presence of Others, nor go out your _______ half Dressed.
Shift not yourself in the Sight of others nor Gnaw your ____.
When you Sit down, Keep your Feet firm and Even, without putting one on the other or _______ them.
Shake not the head, Feet, or Legs, roll not the Eyes, lift not one _______ higher than the other wry not the mouth...
Let your Countenance be pleasant, but in Serious Matters, Somewhat _____.
Reproach none for the ________ of Nature, nor Delight to Put them that have in mind thereof.
When you see a _____ punished, you may be inwardly Pleased; but always show Pity to the Suffering Offender.
Do not laugh too loud or too much at any Public _______.
If any one come to Speak to you while you are are Sitting, Stand up though he be your _______, and when you Present Seats let it be to every one according to his Degree.
In visiting the Sick, do not Presently play the _______ if you be not Knowing therein.
Undertake not to Teach your equal in the art himself Professes; it Savours of ________.
Play not the ______, looking every where about you, to See if you be well Decked, if your Shoes fit well if your Stockings sit neatly, and Clothes handsomely.
Associate yourself with Men of good Quality if you Esteem your own Reputation; for 'is better to be ______ than in bad Company.
Be not immodest in urging your Friends to Discover a _______.
Undertake not what you cannot ______, but be Careful to keep your Promise.
Take no Salt or cut Bread with your Knife ______.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called ________.
When you speak of God or his attributes, let it be seriously & with reverence. Honor & obey your natural _______ although they be poor.
In the company of your betters, be not longer in _______ than they are; lay not your arm but only your hand upon the table.
Cleanse not your teeth with the table cloth napkin, fork, or knife; but if others do it, let it be done without a ____ to them.
Let your recreations be manful, not _______.
Speak not Evil of the ______ for it is unjust.
Be not tedious in Discourse, make not many ________, nor repeat often the Same manner of Discourse.
Gaze not on the marks or _________ of Others and ask not how they came. What you may Speak in Secret to your Friend deliver not before others.
Break not a ____ where none take pleasure in mirth...
Think before you ______, pronounce not imperfectly nor bring out your Words too hastily, but orderly & distinctly.
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