Friday, August 30, 2013

How to Converse, 1651


"Neither shake thy head, feet, or legges; Rowle not thine eyes. Lift not one of thine eye-browes higher than thine other. Wry not thy mouth. Take heed that with thy spettle thou bedew not his face with whom thou speakest, and to that end approach not too nigh him." 
Francis Hawkins, Youths Behaviour (1651)
The close-talker: terrorizing conversation partners since the seventeenth century.

1 comment:

  1. Shake not my head, feet, or legges? Guess people don't like talking to someone who is boogying the night away.

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