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... to Sullivan's Island Literary Projects — Anecdotes of Goldsmith — A Journey
on Foot from Charleston to George - town ... Owendaw— Reception at George -
town - Death of General Washington —- Journey back to Charleston — Embark
... The Dispute between Buffon and Jefferson on the Subject of Beards
satisfactorily decided — The Midnight Orgies of the Wbite - Man of America
dramatized , & c ... 232 CHAP . IX . Return from Occoquan to New - York - Visit to
Mr. George on ...
Mr. George taught the Greek and Latin classics at the College , and was not less
distinguished by his genius than his erudition , On surveying my new
acquaintance , I could not but think that he deserved a better office than that of a
Two young men , of similar pursuits , soon become acquainted . The day of my
introduction to Mr. George , we exchanged thoughts without restraint ; and during
three months that I continued at Charleston , we were inseparable companions .
The serenity of the weather invited the traveller to walk , and , at an early hour of
the morning , I departed on foot from Charleston , having the preceding evening
taken leave of Mr . George . The foot - traveller need not be ashamed of his mode
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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.