Rules for Civility, from a 14 year old [Article]

Maria Popova discovers the rules for civility that George Washington wrote for himself, when he was 14.
Written of course in the English of his times, here’s an example, on listening:

When Another Speaks be attentive your Self and disturb not the Audience if any hesitate in his Words help him not nor Prompt him without desired, Interrupt him not, nor Answer him till his Speec[h] be ended.

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