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LONDON : SOLD BY T. OSTELL , AVE - MARIA - LANE , AND T. HURST , PATER
- NOSTER - ROW ; B. DUGDALE , AND J. JONES , DUBLIN ; AND H. CARITAT ,
NEW - YORK ; FOR R. EDWARDS , PRINTER , BROAD - STREET , BRISTOL ...
... the opposite one of affected diffidence . I have often caught myself making my
own panegyric ; the fact is indisputable ; yet it is still better to be vain than dull . J.
DAVIS . APRIL 22 , 1803 . CONTENTS . Voyage from Bristol to New York , Page
CONTENTS . Voyage from Bristol to New York , Page 9 CHAP . I. Pursuits at New
- York- Interview with Mr. Burr - A Walk to Philadelphia - A Tribute to James
Logan - Yellow Fever desolating the City --Embark for South Carolina , 17 CHAP
V. Engagements at New - York - An American Authori - Mr . George arrives at
New - York - Epistolary Correspondence- A visit to Long Island The Classical
Elegance of the New - York Reviewers exhibited Journey to the City of
... 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 ...
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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.