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... Southern States of North America , I was about to return home content with
regulating imagination by reality , when the accidental perusal of those Travellers
who had journeyed over the same ground , determined me to become a
... my periods , let him be assured that he cannot be more sensible of it than I ,
When a man becomes the historiographer of his own actions , he can scarcely
avoid this error without degenerating into the opposite one of affected diffidence .
I was now to become the architect of my own fortune . Though on a kindred shore
, I had not even an acquaintance to whom I could communicate my projects ; the
letter had failed me that was to decide my fortune at one blow , and I found ...
He read the work systematically , and a diligent perusal of that part which relates
to the progress of Religion , caused him to become a Sceptic , and reject all belief
in revelation . Before this period the Major was a constant attendant on the ...
... had happened of which the public had not abated their eagerness to know the
particulars . A German by the name of Ferdinand Lowenstoff had become
enamoured of a young girl named Elizabeth Falkenham , a native of New - York .
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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.