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I could hardly conceal my transports ; and hugging the volume to my breast I
danced home to my lodgings . I lodged with a young man , who called himself a
Physician , in Ferry - strect , a melancholy alley impervious to the sun . Doctor de
Of the medical skill of the Doctor I cannot pretend to judge ; but he had little or no
practice in his profession , notwithstanding he dressed in black , maintained a
profound gravity , and wore green spectacles on his nose . While the Doctor was
With some of the wellstamped coin I purchased a few dozen of Madeira , and
when the noontide heat had abated , I quaffed the delicious liquor with the Major
and the Doctor under a tree in the garden . Major Howe , after carrying arms ...
I felt regret at the thought of separating from the Doctor , whom I was attached to
from habit ; but the Doctor soon relieved me by saying , he would accompany me
whithersoever I went ; that no man loved travelling better than he , and that he ...
The Doctor got an apothecary , who lived opposite , to purchase what few drugs
were contained in his painted drawers ; and having dispatched our trunks
forward by the coach , we began our journey to Philadelphia . Having crossed the
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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.