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Coniz*ning Twen'sty nixt Prec.cp4s
FER God and believe in C ti
Pray daily atnd devoutly. Couverse with~ -te good. Imtate not the wikd Here iXlgetloinY& ton
PW, s Deg
Z "Iray lmd c*m-Ay.
ii ihy'schoe 1-feHows.
ReWio tby, tongue.
Covet, fiftre honour, ,%vbicb only virtue
-did -w.i!idom can procure.
ftXA**AW QXV H%0*6-ed and Sixty three rule8 for
6eh.*44 vm the Meetihg-Rou8c
the Skooaj; qehrx. Wqad; qnd Aev
other -n ady Qllition to tkf mMew IAUAWO Mt 01 IOUSClll tCENTL TV NIPAt a or
liv tli y, so pe ,-$lk* re th 4dered
Shift not seats, but continue int where your superiors order you.
Lend thy place for the easing of &-at stands near thee.
Keep not a seat too longthat is lent thee by another, but being eased thysef rsore it to him that lent itto thee.
Talk not in the Meeting-House, es ly in time of prayer or teaching.
Fix thine eye on the minister, let it not wildly wander or gaze on any person or
tnd tlor the words of
minister; pray with him when he p-yt tjeast in thy heart; and whilehe cth listen, that thou mayest remember.
not hasty to run out of them house when the worship is ended, s ift
vetwayof being tee
Walk decently a
you have be earin
AXE a tou ahvays wheni you Cw
Benv tvm at home, espeely be
fmu~ thy -pts or strangers.
PL e .vtwe.1th seest them, either -by
4 eanseWes oliUcompany, bow towr
ihau, at*(*$q to speak to thypairents
W'e ffiem 4efi~gd in discourse w itl
dra bea-and leave-thy bu'inesu
rw* bot if thou, must speal
Come not into the room w rey p
ents are with strangers, unless art "led and then decently; and at bidng
go out; or if strangers come in while thou art with them, it is banners with a bow to
Use respectful and courteous, but not
insilting or domineering carriage or language towards the servants.
quarrel not nor contend with thy breth, q ren or sisters, but live in love, peace and unity.
Grumble not nor be discontented atany
thing thy parts appoint, speak or do.
Bear with nieekness and patience, und
Without murmuring or sullenness, thy pare nts' reproofs or corrections ; nay, though
it should happen that they be ca
Totj hans an~d face washed, and your h<
-8tntdown till thou ar~t bidden by t1 parntsorother uperiors.
B e su thou never sittest down ti
>l~in'e desired, and then in thy dc
Oenot to carve for thyself, or to tak
,vytig though it be that which tl:
ly gra desiret4 for any thing, buy tarry till it I
ho fault with any thing tha is giv
Ay~nthou hast, meatgiven thee, be
th r ''tat begins to eat
So ot at the table-, if thy superior
rsinmdle not with tl6 Vn
at bu et, except thou art Spd
If thou wantest any thing from the servants, call to them softly.
g Eat not too fast, or with greedy beha
Eat not too much, but moderately. .
Eat not so slow as to make others wait
a Make not a noise with thy e mouth, lips or breath, in eating or drinlung
Stare not in the face of anyone especiali. e ly thy superiors) at the table. L Grease not thy fingers or napkin more
than necessity requires.
Bite notthy bread outbreak it; butno
with slovenly fingers, nor with the
wherewtou taket up thy aeatL Dip not thy meat in the sauce.
t Take so alt with a greasy knife.
i t not, cough not, nor blow th
Takenot a i avode; bu if
table, if it may be avid if t necessity, do it aside,
Inc oise. :
Lean slo thy elbow op> the table, or or tebock of thy car
plfot thy mouth so as to fill thy cheeks beo0ntent with smaller mouthfils. Blow not thy vieat, but with patience< vmt until it. be cool. Sup not broth at the table ; but eat i wiha spoon.
Smell nAot: of thy meat, nor put it to th] nos; turn it not the other side upward t< vi it upon thy plate. 'Throw not any thing under the tabic, Hold not thy knife upright in thy hand slo'4pinig; 'and lay it down at thy righ A, with the blade ppon thy plate.
Spit not, forth any thing that is not can client to be swallowed, as the stones o al~bs, cherries,
i, A tine eyes upon the plate a nther. or upon the meat on the table,
GOOD MANNERS. 11
Lift not up thine eyes, rpr roll them
about while thou art drinking.
.Bend thy body a little downward thy
plate, when thou novest any hing that is
sauced to thy mouth.
Look not earnestly on any one that is
Foul not the table-cloth.
Y Foul not the napkin all over but at one
Gnaw not bones at the table, but clean
them with thy knife (unless they be vesry
Small ones) and hold them not with a whole 't hand, but with two fingers.
Drink not, nor speak with any thing in
Put not a bit into thy mouth till the
former be swallowed.
Before and after thou drinkest, wipe thy
lips with thy napkin.
Pick not thy teeth at the pbI,. unled
holding up thy napkin before thy m'out with thine other hand.
Drink not till thou hast quite emptied "thy mouth, nor drink often. A Frown not nor murmur if there be any 'thing at the table which thy parents or strangers with them eat of, while thou thy;. self hast none given thee.
As soon as thou shalt he moderately Isatinfied, or whenever thy parents think meet to -bid thee rise :up fi-r the table, though others thy superiors sit still.
When thou risest from the tabic, having made a bow at the side of the tab where thou attest, witdfraw.When thanks are to be returned after titting,; return to, -thy -place, and stand reverently till it be done;- then wAith a bow wvithdrw out of the-room, leaving thy superiors 7to themnselves ( unless thou art Ibidden to stard .
GOOD MANNERS. 1
]i Of Children's Behaviour when in Compa nY.
ENTER not into the company of suiperiors without command or calling, nor y without a bow.
)r Put not thy hand in the presence of oth:
ers to any part of thy body, not ordinarily
Sing not nor hum in thy mouth; while k thou art in company. ~, Stand not wiggling with thy body hither
rind thither, but steady and upriht .
i Play not wantonly like a mimic, with e thy fingers or feet.
In coughing or sneezing, make as little r noise as possible.
-If thou e-ansthnot avoid yawning, shut : thy mouth with thine hand or handkerchief
before it, turning thy face aside.
hn hohefu bloest t y n let t handkerchief be used, thy me nt a
noise in so doing.
en thmwt te reorshto.x
Sot ot noe maoy bebein the oe L epn ntontrs books, or other wit
v h ny unlstheebecsiy
Reao,-h t lee. oko te it
"Onanorlook upon the books or
ly uwes rte iker init ordesrethee. -4
Wr wheni thr reads a lettever an otheraper.
xitenance be moderatcl cbeez ,rer laughing nor frowning. Lau¬but sently exlile upon anty
GOOD MANNERS. 5
.Stand not before thy superiors with *ne hands in thy pockets; scratch not thy
read, wink not with thine eye, but modr stly be looking straight before thee.
Walk with thy superior in the house or den, give him the right (or upper hand)
d d walk not even check by jole; but a
ittle behind him, yet not so distant as that t shall be troublesome to him to speak to chee or hard for thee to hear.
t- Look not boldly or wishfully in the face
f thy superior.
79 To look upon one in company and immer lately whisper to another, is unmanerly.
Whisper not in company.
Be not among equals froward and fretful,
ut gentle and affable.
Of Chgdren's Behaviour in their Discourse.
MONG superiors speak not till thou
rt spoken to, and bid to spea.
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Hodnt thine hand, nor any thing els
Worethymouth when thou speakest.
Coent over near to the person tlo
Iftysperior speaks to thee while tlo
4ites sad up beore thiou givest a:
Si o owiv till thy superior bid thee Seknither very loud, nor too low.
Sekcar, niot staering, stumbliD
'4f Answernot one that is, making to the
unilli bth done. '
tqnt when -thou art speaking to
supfio, r spok en to by him. *
Se not withotsir, or some other ti
of, revcv which is,4c to'him to wl1n
0 p -est.
S t ot with peior in argument
or dscouse; but easily submit thine ofit
Xon to teassertions.,
GOOD MANNERS. 17
"se thou knowest he is mistaken, correct 0 ot nor contradict .him, nor grin at the
hearing of it; but pass over the error withut notice or interruption.
0 Mention not frivolous or little things
among grave persons or superiors.
If thy superior drawl or hesitate in his
-ords, pretend not to help him out, or to prompt him.
Come not too near two, that are whisring or speaking in secret, much less ayest thou ask about what they confer.
when thy parent or master speaks to y person, speak not thou nor hearken to
ti If thy superior be relating a story, say
n-ot, I have heard it before, but attend to t as if it were to thee altogether new:
im not to question the truthof it; if e
ells it not right, snigger not, nor endeavur tohelp him out, or add to his ration.
If any immodest or obscene thing be
Bewa~re thou utter not any thing hard.
Interrupt not an~y onetat speks, thou
thou be his familiar.
Comig ino cmpan, w is
GOOD MANNERS. 9
Let thy words be modest about those
things which only concern thee.
Repeat not over again the Words of a superior that asketh thee a question, or
eth with thee.
Of Children's Behaviour at the School.
OW at coming in, pulling off thy hat
especially if thy master or usher be in the School.
Loiter not, but immediately take thine 1 own seat; and move not from one place
to another, till school-time be over.
If any stranger come into the school,
rise up and bow, and set down in thy place again, keeping a profound silence. If thy master be discoursing in the school with a stranger, stare not-confident'y on them, nor hearken to their talk.
Interrupt not thy master while a stran.
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ger or viitant isAwih himn, with any qu tion, request or complait; but defera
such mYatter uni he eat leiure.
but be quiet, peaceable and4 silent. Mu
less mayest thou deceive thyself in til
bow; aking thm wnier standing. f Bawl ot aloud in making complit
fiescoo ut in anwerng aquestio
stan up nd aswe wth s ct widthpu
GOOD MANNERS. 21
ut go quietly home, and with. all conveient ha te.
When it is time to return to school a-' .n, be sure to be there in season, and ot loiter at home whilst thy master is at School.
Divulge not to any person whatever,
elsewhere, any thing that hath passed in
he school, either spoken or done.
I Of Children's Behaviour when Abroad.
0 not singing, whistling or hollowing
long the street.
quarrel not with any body thou meets.
r dost overtake.
Affront none, especially thy elters, by
,ord or deed.
Jeer not at any person whatsoever.
Always give the right hand to Xottr sueriors, 4When either you meet or
xvith them: and mnaloto gve te
them;, for tha isthe uprhand, to, in walking your sueio buld then 1 at~ your left hand. Bu when three e sons walk togethr, themidl place is t moQst bioouble; and a son miay a at his father's right handd~ when his young er brother walks at his left.
Give thy superiors leave to pass ey te in ainy narrow plce, where twyop
If thou go with thy parents, master
any upeior 90 iotwan onlilx f
GOOD MANNERS. 23
Run not hastily in the street, nor go too wly; wag not to and fro, nor use any tic or wanton postures, either of thy
d, hands, feet or body.
SStare not at every unusual person or ing which thou seest, &c. Throw not any thing in the street as
rt, stones, &c.
Offend not the master or scholars of ?other school.
their Behaviour among other Children.
S near as may be converse not with
y but those that are good, sober and tuous. Evil communications corrupt
Snot quarrelsome, but rather patenttak an mischievously occasion Ay
Reprove thy companions as oft as there 11 be occasion for wicked actions or
Be wifling to take those ~wds or
blieve were deigned as suc; and not at thy companion's innoent mirth.
Ithcompanion be' l ittl to r
Abuse not thy comp~an~ion either~
GOOD MANNERS. 25
Avoid sinful and unlawfifl recreations, d all such as prejudice the welfare of ody or mind.
Scorn not, laugh not at any for their atural infirmities of body or mind; nor ccause of them, affix to any a vexing title f cont6mpt and reproach, but pity such s are so visited, and be thankful that you r otherwise distinguished and favoured.
Adventure not to talk with thy companion about thy superiors, to raise discourse reflecting upon, or touchi anothers parents or master; nor publish any thing of thine own family or household affairs. Children must meddle with only the affaiirs of children.
n Admonition to Children.
CHILDREN, these are the chief of those rules of bbcaviour, the obsrva.
tion~~ thosfwldeer ho auri ( sg~icif n, suchc ofsrets, adcoms andentilupo se mandsind lw IC bonv ~ aythtnyur-ogicli telrest goil Aown~ anquiousandl rehd, rv tbereforetitortsaucyeatitheigncwe ~~0,and rbdett-toead tho nuhoies
mtureot Poingceremoniaejs thei ~~~eyo ujcinsu be aretward t 00 o'* eneBy thisan y tres tin mLustomn yours elves t*
fo-o4W sitaneous obedience ;p y
GOOD MANNERS. 27
lower station and relations your minds being habituated to that which is so indispensable in your duty; the task of obedience in further relations will be performed with greater case and pleasure when it should please God that you come to riper years, and under the circunistances of servants, pay homage to your masters and mistresses: and at length, if it, should seem good to the divine Providence, that you arrive at manhood, and become members of the commonealth, there will remain in your well managed minds no presumIptuous foly, that may rompt or tempt you to be other than faithful, obedient, and loyal subjects.
Be kind, pleasant and loving, not cross or churlish to your equals, and in thus behaving yourselves, all persons will exCeedingly desire your familiar acquaintnce; every one will be ready and willing (upon opportunity) to serve and assist you.
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Your friends will be no fewer that
that-'know you, and observed the te lenc e and sweetness of your deportnie
This practice also' (by inducing anha of obliging) will fit you for conversea society,,and taeilitate and advantage y
dealing with men in riper years.
Be ineck, courteous and affable to-y
inferiors, not proud or scornful;k' To courteous to tle meanest is a true ind of a gret and- generous mind. [But1 AI insuluing and sconiful gentleman, w
usually hath been himself, originally, 1 ignobe or lxerarly, mAes himself to .
eqblk idiulosand by hiis inferiors
repaid with scorn and hatred.]
By carefully observing these Methoxd lfyour superiors will. indeed est
you; your inrirors honour and adE you; our equals delight in you;,all1 know ; a~d 'observe you, shil praise r esnect you: you-f -Xam-nle shall1 bed
GOOD MANNERS. 29
unded as a pattern of ingenuity and bliging behaviour; you will be v luable d well esteemed in every time, station d circumstance of your lives; you shall e blest with the names of good scholars, o d servants, masters, good subjects : ise shall be your attendant all your life ng, and your names shall out-live the nvy of the grave; the encomium of every urvivor shall embalm your memory.
ntaining good advice for the ordering of their Lives; with a Baptismal Covenant.
Good advicee to Childrens~.
ELIEVE without doubt that there is God, that he is most holy, beating sin, d that never any shall see him and taste his sweetness, unless they walk holy fore him.
Be assured that te sacred4 Scriptue (the written wo0. of-d)aetrue;,:n, thtt the things otained therein, willbe fotmd to be." real kt
Vf G4x dOpen your eyes, a d brig. vou tosavt n it will -be by light ke i by the aod
TherM fore roadJ It^ and mnuse upo n it, ne v er'regd j; wi~thout lok-king, up to. GoI
spea soeha toyu out -of it.
And 'when you .go to hear the" v od preaced'he sure go to hear God, and fs twith dilgence ;q. e-very word, ti
ilt owne nhwork to try at itagi' and' ag~ain to meditate, and in medthaio to condul& wha your state is ; andt as, pot the Lord a yu w
scetscoacemiog your 5tate ;and e no est 'to, ter, tI you put that g9a quies6 00 od) f question, Where you : l spend eeuy
Besueat in isthe gets vli
the world ; and thA no afliton cnb
Examie wt; your mist ~eeial ii1
whi you shelL know from its rtes'
quent rising out of your beart,
thatbefre od, and prayagis
Iand night; and resolve against, o there will be no communion Nvith('d-I
this sin jcigns in you.
I Study to know Jesus~ Christ "wy
-Ad give yourselves no rest S is r'evealed as the most gloriost'
o;and tuitil you can say,no
t hat all other things are but loss W6io asn of Christ
Maea serious dedicatiou -, msl
Him t bei, nd hoose ir L, ouisj write your owq >covenn n t criit, -and satisfy yoursel,~th
A oughyou. have'notibng s( ,an U
Io~sel teb u yHmad e a
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thow tuy Lmd, brIp me'- now in tl* fin-le of
Pray coming 4md evening without 161, aod,-diat v*h ,-'ror those
aw*-' that yowfear'aoifhlJb your place and caUing aVd let tl' .,the least unrighteoo aeis lie
Be to imprave;tirfte, and suffer
not M60"S hour wnin a"y without ini6*Awtd ycru -hvVe 'a Wfli I work to do,
-1;0 th0?-*Aon--- of r in bmd'heaven your (Wy
Make it a part v -Nvork to cA
o aijkvicwuM do
an d do not
twy g without PTCIPIOS
f, 4-end I
nt.,.o 21 oea!
'K L* W
yoo" ix k ICt' the. event bu even wi
An if yoji love your life, beware of evil company, a deadly michef 'r rathAer none than ill ones whiichi there be in~ every
plchave no fellowship with- them, do notkeep with thein if psile, for the dev ithas poisoned many a nma thus~.
Now is the time for you tooffer tothe Lord the first~ fruits, the mourning of your age, the prime of your days.
Labour to approve yourself ho~nest beforeGod and men. The way to be upright is to walk before God. Set God before you as one th-at seeth and trietbh not only visible, but sveret thoughts and eret w-,ork 5,
A sortBapisnal Covenant to be subscribed unto,~ bndk y young persons for their ,,ust an which ifseriously and oftin Yri F upon, and, well considered, of/ zo~al tndtothe Iprevention *f- vuch evil, and be aa to promotemucFh joy and comfior toth~ir vuls.
T ,KE Gd the.,Father, to be my chifet gW' -nd h ighest -end I I tke odthe &mn, to be my prince andta .4.he Holy Ghlost, to be my sawtfie, -eacer; guide and coniforter.
rtevord 6f God to be my rule ila
4W te Peple of God to be my people
rdq.11'ew devote }ha dedicate unto the~~~vid self,111 ItW am, all I, have,"
4 4thi do deliberately, and as far_ s itlowmy own heart, sincerely, free'
GOD MANNERUS. 3
l ndr e r more, dependig ways of tesovrei n grace ~of God and merits
ofhe Lord -Iesu: Christ alone, for assistaneandaceptance.
Conta'ning e4g-t wholesome cautions.
Of taking' God's Name in-R.
T HIS isa sin that children~ are dice
unto; to say 0 Lord, &c. in common tal uponevey fivoousoccasion, bilt it is
xneint: The wcuxls of whichcomnar these, Thiou shalt not take the name o h Lord thy God in vain; f/or the L owill not hold him gui~iless that tarketk i name in vain. Therefore be warned toak heed of this sin.
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He wid not hoM him oiltlesr That is he WM 4trely hold: him -guift' I Tobcdd
_Suilty beilore God; notes tlZ thi I1.- To, he iifi&r 'the AT6it 'of- everialt. ing wrath: I by tak vig oodi name invaift ou dewnc wrath -of the great and minite God.
2. Guilt'notes an 'WiVtion to wrath. taVmg Godl nauic in vambbids you 6ver to theiudgnw1it of fliegreat day; when thou 0 to appear IGoWs tribitV b thee q-ui#y, m,
be. demanded of
noi gui4yiy-this sm -almib will prove you to be rewy V Uilty.
Amd'mrtainly, however t1w br akcrs of tf*' '66mbiand -May C-Sr : puAisbuient li&e', y0they shaft fintfthqc is 'a ju4 'I
GOOD MANNERS. 3SI.
Of Vin, dle and Naughty words.
THIS is another sin, which~ children are,
adkclto, adare to be warned against,
Mt.xii. 36. T7a~t every la7,r word that men shall speak, they must give an accountIthereof in the day qf judgment: do you Ibelieve this children?~ and will you yet speak idle words, vain words, naughty '~words? 0 have a care of thisevl
Of the sin of Lying.
T HISis another sin that children are
adited unto, and are to be wre
ainst. A Lie is aspeaikinigan un~
witnly and willingly, with% a pro t decive. Of lies, there are threesrs viz. ..*n officious lie, a liert zpernic'us lie.
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1. An officious lie, is that which is intended to prevet some danger, or procukre some, good citlwr to ourelve 'or neigbours. Thus Baa eJsh. ii 4
And that womon mentioned in 2 Samuel, av2 207
2. A sporting lic, or a lie in jest, is that which is made to spake one merry, "Ior to' pass. away preclous lime.
3. A pernicious lie, is that. whiph isl mae fOr some evil, hur-tfill, .dangerous intent agrnt our neighbor. All these sorts of, lying resifi
A lying tongue is one of the things that are an abominatiqn to the Lord. Prov. vi. 16, 17. A p 16loo, a lI
tonkrue, Etc. And nProv. xil
Lyig ffsare a omntion to the' Afid'Iym isthe iriark of the LMy's. hidresT4, John viii. 44. Y are o your fithe- the DM-Hn abode not -i the truthkwargere is no truth in him
GOODP MNNERS. 3
whzen lie sfieaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own.; for he isaliar andthe father of it.
Lrsare reckoned amon the grossest of
anid nmust go tote same hell t~tthe W- retldeRv
i. 8. The ear/4 and uneivg an d the ab~omihable, admurrers andwhoremonyers, ~and sorevrers, and &oaers and,
all ARSshall have, their Part in tke lake which burneth with fire aid~ brimstonme.
A Liri bhorred both of God an n lieis aibhorred of Gd as youwere befbre told. Lying r~ps are anabmnto
abhorred of mian: Thwid could not en dure aLiar in his sight. Psalmui 74H that worke'th 4di-ci shall not dellim
hotise niad o omoisthth
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an axe tq bt held omlbe-witoesseS. lwadri, to execute them Ow 9f bgqa, -if thei'44F e taken in a fiilseboo&l. _lf Qne lamuskw
in & be, 4.%,, scarce Ulcv 'd
he,,4 's, twe. .,,Tb Aty4lsbwast
(sait4 t Vr is ( tfiA "with liew ALsim lipth a, I e fficio s I'
To a ge 1, urt, bit r gocA ksays he
we aren, ', -do itji&)w ww to save all
pt to it,
ints 4nd boly
the iyo&L Thpngh Sople 5 1
servants,, of God h4ft WO the officiolls v
as *' Cm'a U4 In
and:Aba-44m. Ogo, xi.. 2, eir
fita 5 wer-6 'not rec4&,&fb!, our imitationlP bui'krour cautv .. I
iiW wam* rehes, andfdthy ys,
is 0001wr swtba Chadrm gm ad-.,
'Aic d 6 b a; NS I S a S
tucte VW e warned of; Ns is
tht~lo reoatlyrrp youth. T.4.
ceeed o waorntouth ;~ aiy cb v.d4.
Itake hzeedI children, of these things, Tor the practice'of thein will gretly corrptyou therefore you should much rather imrove Your time in~ reainig the bile and other books -of piety7 w%'hch have a tendency to Y akie you wise uno slain
Of prqfane and rash $wa~g
T HIS is another vice hrutyon ly foriddenby our S rMt. v. 34,
'Swear rw-'af 411, (vth$ 4,6ut
Ar 'OW is more
1 t cwWw I mom
4 Y o ...... .
'9091 Y The:
aM, bay thvkvfp ..'t,
inrlgous3 exercise Tht auos de,
tbactfor' ofteLr'sdy as ate NdtS6do~x
propeou t hi : .bu ifonth ohe
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rn Vi Lor do'dn ohe an dy f
-Ivci, nd hathe oul -nt lhec used
did n o d o t us T o w h o m t a e pi
kee th. Urds dy hlytendin thc.
public wmhip and viz.yu om