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Author: Erasmus, Desiderius, d. 1536.
Title: The ciuilitie of childehode with the discipline and institucion of children, distributed in small and compe[n]dious chapiters / and translated oute of French into Englysh, by Thomas Paynell.
Publication Info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
2011 December (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: The ciuilitie of childehode with the discipline and institucion of children, distributed in small and compe[n]dious chapiters / and translated oute of French into Englysh, by Thomas Paynell.
Erasmus, Desiderius, d. 1536., Paynell, Thomas.

Imprinted at London: By John Tisdale, dwellynge in Knyghte Ryders strete, nye vnto the Quenes [m?]aredrop, 1560.
Alternate titles: De civilitate morum puerilium. English. 1560
Notes:
Translation of Erasmus' "De civilitate morum puerilium"--Cf. STC (2nd ed.).
Place of publication and publisher from colophon.
Signatures: A-F8 G7.
Title within ornamental border.
Reproduction of original in the Pepys Library.
Subject terms:
Etiquette, Medieval (to 1600)
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A00349.0001.001

Contents
title page
¶ To Mayster Antonie Browne the Sōne and Heyre of the righte Honorable Lord, Antonie Vi∣count Mountegue, Thomas Pay∣nel sendeth greeting.
¶ The Ciuilyte of Chyld¦hod foure principall poynts re∣quired to order and to instructe youthe.
Modestye and simplicite is required to be in yonge chyldren.
The orberynge of the eyes.
Streyght browes.
A ioyfull and mery forehed.
A clene nose.
To blowe wyth the nose and to snorce.
To Nese.
¶ To saye God saue you when men neese.
Shamefast Chekes.
The mouth close.
To Yawne.
¶ How one should laugh, and how he should not.
To byte the lyppe.
Of drawing and putting ouce the toungue.
To spitte.
To belche.
To vomite.
Cleane teeth.
To washe the mouthe.
Of a cleane head.
An upright bodye.
Vnhonest members to bee coue∣red.
To retayne vrine or ventositye.
Howe one should sit and stande vp∣ryghte.
To encline to doe re∣uerence and make courtesye.
Of goynge.
¶ Of rayment and of the honest forme and fa∣cion of the same.
¶ Long tayles or traynes in womens gar∣mentes.
Shorte gownes.
To Iagge and to cut garmentes.
Painted and garded rayment.
Clenlines in ray∣ment.
Modestie in gar∣mentes.
Clenlinesse and honestie in the vse and parte of them.
¶ Howe he ought to be∣haue himselfe in the Churche.
¶ Not to walke in the Churche.
Beholde and heare the prea∣cher diligentlye.
Whan one should stande upright or knele in the communion tyme.
An vndecent maner of knelyng.
¶ What he should doe in the churche whan there is no communion.
¶ Neyther to bable nor to turne thyne eyes hether and the∣ther in the churche.
¶ Of the Table and howe a childe oughte to vse and behaue hymselfe.
¶ To make water or e∣uer he sytte down.
To bee ioyfull and mery at the table.
To blesse and saye grace and how.
Humilitie at the Table.
The countenaunce of armes & handes.
¶ The countenaunce beying sette in chayre, or in any other place.
¶ Vpon which arme we ought to hold and beare the nap∣kyn, and whan it is cōuenient & mete to eate bare hea¦ded or coue∣red.
¶ Whan a childe shoulde sitte at the table, and whan he shoulde not.
¶ Glasse and knyfe.
Whan, howe, what, and howe muche a chyld ought to drink at his repaste.
¶ Modestie at the com∣myng to the table.
¶ To moderate his appe∣tite, and to auoide lykeryshnes.
To receiue the thing that is presented with ci∣uilitye.
To licke his fingers, or to wype them vpon his gowne.
To caste honestly awaye that a manne wyll not swalow.
To make cleane the shell of an egge.
To gnawe bones.
To take salte with a knife.
To licke the dishe.
To cutte meate in small mor∣selles, and to chamme it well, or euer thou swalowe it.
Nother to drinke nor to speake hauyng thy mouth full.
To maintayne honeste gesture in eatynge.
Not to be pensifull and heauye at the Ta∣ble.
Not to behold what ano∣ther man doth eate.
Not to report the thynge that hath bene free∣ly spoken at the Table.
Modestie in speakynge and laughyng.
Not to trouble the good chere with molestious wordes.
Blame not the meates that be presente, nor praise them not to muche that be presented.
Manerly to dissemble the foly of other men.
Libertie at the table.
To ryse from the Table whan nature is sa∣tisfied.
Wyse moderacion at the be∣gynnyng of the nourish∣ment of the chylde.
To take awaye his trencher & refuse, and whan he riseth from the table to sa∣lute the com∣panye.
Wysedome in seruing.
To snuffe the candle.
To saye grace.
¶ Of Metinges and intertayninge.
Reverence vnto oure egalles.
To holde the bonet with the left haude.
To behold hym peasably and simplye vnto whō we speak.
To speake by sygnes is vn∣semely for a chylde.
A swete voice, a peasable, an vnderstādful, and not to speake to hastelye.
Often times to repete the hono∣rable title of hym to whō we speake.
Not to swere at all, and not to speake fylthe∣lye.
To gaynsaye with mode∣sty, and without qua¦rellyng.
Not to reuele and open his secretes to any man.
Not to be curious of other mennes doynges.
Of play. Myrthe in playe without beyng to muche opi∣natiue, & lying.
The nature of the chylde is knowen in playe.
¶ Of the chaumber, and of those thinges yt mē ought to do ther.
Praye fyrste or euer thou slepe, and whan thou rysest.
To washe his face, his handes, and hys mouthe.
To bee lyke thy parences in good maners and honestye.
Easilye to pardon and a∣miably to reprehend the faulted of o∣ther men.
¶ The disciplyne and in∣stitucion of chyldren.
¶ Howe he must ryse in the Mornyng.
Of the diligence that shoulde be kept in the schole.
Of the returne and comming from the schoole
To prepare to laye the table.
The consecracion of the table by Sainct Chrisostome
Another consecracion.
To take vp the table.
Grace after the repaste.
Another grace.
Countenaunce in seruing at the table.
Of the countenaunces and good maners that must be kept at the table.
Of the thing that ought to be after the repast.
Of a perciculer repast.
To chuse a scholemayster and to obey hym.
The maner of studying by o∣dolphe. Agricola.
The signes of a good nature.
The maner of repeting the lesson.
The countenaunces of play and other pastymes.
Iduertisemence for com∣mon assemblies and metynges.
To flye the company of the euyll.
How to searche the company of honest men.
Of the modestie that one ought to haue & to hold in walkynge.
Of chastitie.
Of garmentes.
Of the entertaynment of the heere.
An aduertisement for ciuility & humain conuersacion.
Of the discrecion of studies.
Whan thou art retur∣ned home after diner.
Of the thought that one shoulde haue in bed or euer he slepe.
An Admonicion to youth to kepe Goddes com∣maundementes.
Salomon.
An exhortacion to vertue.
An exhortacion of the wyse.
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