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Here I often sat with my host , who , like Parson Adams , always wore his cassoc ;
but he ! was not descended from the family of the Medici ; nor would learning
have been ever indebted to him for its revival . Mr. Vandyke was at least sixty ; yet
This was in 1797 , when Mr. Adams was elected into the Presidentship , and Mr.
Jefferson was chosen Vice - President . For three the party of Mr. Adams lost
none of its influence ; but in the fourth the contending party acquired a visible ...
... you intend dedicating your effusions to Burr . Avert it literature . De“ dicate not
the book to an American . Can Burr , or Maddison , or Adams , or even Jefferson ,
add “ to the reputation of him who aspires to be read “ on the banks of the ...
Mr. Adams , the second mate , made the discovery . The steward slept on the
deck in the cabin ; the mate hung above him in a hammock . It was ten at night .
The steward was snoring ; the mate was making his hammock . I'll be d - d , cried
Sir “ Hans Devil , ' exclaimed Mr. Adams . « wash your dishes , you dirty rascal ! "
This fish brought to my recollection an old story . When a sailor - boy was once
relating his travels to his grandmother , the old woman believed every sight he ...
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John Davis was a tutor, a novelist, poet a traveler and above all things a literary man. Very much a man of his time he frequently inserts Latin quotes into his text and makes frequent references to various personages in Greek mythology. Many modern readers will not understand these references unless they know Latin and are well versed in Greek Mythology. I found the book to be very read able and well written. I live close to or have visited many of the places he travel through, which, makes the book all the more interesting to me. He provides a glimpse of what the planter class was like, both, good and bad. He likewise provides a view into the lives of the enslaved. He worked as a tutor to provide most of his living. At one time he worked for Mr. Drayton who owned Drayton Manor on the Ashley River outside of Charleston South Carolina. You can visit Drayton Manor tour the building and see the magnificent gardens. He also inserts several poems he wrote into the book. His poetry is quite good. I think this work would be of interest to anyone wanting to learn about what life was like in American at the end of the 18th century. The Latin and references to Greek Mythology may hold some back but I think this book is worth 5 stars.