How to Converse, 1651

woodcut of man bowing toward alarmed-looking woman

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

The close-talker: terrorizing conversation partners since the seventeenth century.