A Little Pretty Pocket-book/Rules for Behaviour in Children/Chapter II/At Home

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Behaviour when at Home.

1Make a Bow always when you come Home, and be instantly uncovered.
2 Be never covered at Home, especially before thy Parents or Strangers.
3 Never set in the Presence of thy Parents without bidding, though no Stranger be present.
4 If thou passest by thy Parents at any Place where thou seet them, either by themselves or with Company, bow towards them.
5 If thou art going to speak to thy Parents, and see them engaged in Discourse with Company, draw back and leave thy Business until afterwards, but if thou must speak, be sure to whisper.
6 Never speak to thy Parents without some Title of Respect, viz. Sir, Madam, &c. according to their Quality.
7 Approach near thy Parents at no Time without a Bow.
8 Dispute not, nor delay to obey the Commands of thy Parents.
9 Go not out of Doors without thy Parents leave, and return within the Time by them limited.
10 Come not into the Room where thy Parents are with Strangers, unless thou art called, and then decently; and at bidding go out; or if Strangers come in while thou art with them, it is Manners with a Bow to withdraw.
11 Use respectful and courteous, but not insulting or domineering Carriage or Language towards the Servants.
12 Quarrel not nor contend with thy Brethren or Sisters, but live in Love, Peace and Unity.
13 Grumble not, nor be discontented at any Thing thy Parents appoint, speak or do.
14 Bear with Meekness and Patience, and without Murmuring or Sullenness, thy Parents Reproofs or Corrections: Nay, though it should happen that they be causless, or undeserved.


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