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Projects at Charlston — Solemınity the Mask of lgnorance— Interview with a
Planter and his Lady -The Erudition of a Professor -- A new and desirable
Acquaintance - College Toils — A Journey on foot from Charleston to
Coosobatcbie , 48 ...
... the Woods Terror inspired by two Snakes , and the Gallantry of an American
Boy -- Residence at Ashley River - Removal to Sullivan's Island Literary Projects
— Anecdotes of Goldsmith — A Journey on Foot from Charleston to George -
Finding all business suspended at Philadelphia , and the atmosphere becoming
hourly more noi . some , we judged it prudent to leave the city without delay ; and
finding a vessel at the wharfs ready to sail for Charleston , in South Carolina ...
... we could plainly discern the spires and houses of Charleston ; and the
following day we stood towards Fort Johnson , which no vessels are suffered to
pass without being examined . Here the Port Physician came on board , with
orders for us ...
Projects at Charleston . - Solemnity the Mask of Ignorance .-- Interview with a
Planter , and his Lady . -Ibe Erudition of a Professor . - A new and desirable
Acquaintance . — College Toils.- A Journey on foot from Charleston to
Coosobatchie , I ...
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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.