Not to marry a young Woman.
Not to keep young Company unless they reely desire it.
Not to be peevish or morose, or suspicious.
Not to scorn present Ways, or Wits, or Fashions, or Men, or
Not to be fond of Children, or let them come near me hardly.
Not to tell the same story over and over to the same People.
Not to be covetous.
Not to be over severe with young People, but give Allowances for
their youthfull follyes and weaknesses.
Not to be influenced by, or give ear to knavish tatling servants,
Not to be too free of advise, nor trouble any but those that
To desire some good Friends to inform me wch of these
Resolutions I break, or neglect, and wherein; and reform
Not to talk much, nor of my self.
Not to boast of my former beauty, or strength, or favor with
Not to hearken to Flatteryes, nor conceive I can be beloved
by a young woman, et eos qui hereditatem captant, odisse
Not to be positive or opiniative.
Not to sett up for observing all these Rules; for fear I should