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The indignation of the lover was inflamed , and to banish from his mind an object
whom he could not obtain , he marricd a French lady from Guadaloupe ,
remarkable for the beauty of her person , and the vivacity of her conversation .
But the ...
Ah ! cruel brother of a charge too good , ' Twas you who caus'd this pair to shed
their blood , To seek an end to weight of human woe , To plunge despairing in
the vale below , To court a death that weeping crouds lament , Ah ! could not
... by thy beauty won , Believe thee not less amiable than kind : No more deluded
, I thy charms disown , And give thy vows , indignant , to the wind , “ We would
recommend this writer if he should “ chuse , or be compelled to remain at Cooso“
His eldest sister Maria , though not a regular beauty , was remarkable for her dark
cyes and white teeth , and , whạt was not less captivating , an amiable temper .
She was grateful to me for my instruction , and imposed silence on her brother ...
Nor can I refrain from speaking in panegyric terms of his lady , whose beauty and
elegance were her least qualities ; for she was a tender mother , a sincere friend ,
and walked humbly with her God . She was indeed deserving the solicitude of ...
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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.