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I have just imported Buonaparte's campaign in Italy , from Bour deaux , and the
people are eager for a translation . Will you undertake the task ? Will you
translate the work for two hundred dollars ? This is not the land of literature ;
At the time that she dances with more grace than any young lady of NewYork ,
Miss Theodosia Burr speaks French and Italian with facility , is perfectly
conversant with the writers of the Augustan age , and not unacquainted with the
language of ...
The favorable reception given to the campaign in Italy , of which the whole
impression was soon diffused through the different States of the Union , animated
Caritat with courage for another publication ; and few men knew better how to
Then , resumed he , let us each provide ourselves with a good cudgel , and begin
our journey on foot . I will put a case of instruments into my pocket , and you can
slip into your's the campaign of Buonaparte in Italy . But whither , replied I , do ...
... patrons of Italy ; his soul has certainly been admitted to the company of the
congenial spirits of a Cosmo and Lorenzo of Medicis . The Greek and Roman
authors forgotten on their native banks of the Ilyssus 40.
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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.