Resultados 1-5 de 65
Can you hold your eyes with your hands , and cry Amen ! when grace is said ;
and can you carry the childrens ' bibles and prayer - books to church twice every
Sunday ? No . Then you will not do for a private Tutor . Can you rise with the sun
... scarce landed on the opposite bank of the river , when a poor cripple in a
soldier's jacket , advanced towards the Quaker , holding both his crutches in one
hand , and taking half a hat from his head with the other : -Bestow your charity ,
The text has been corrupted , cried the Quaker , hastening away through a field .
Won't you give me a copper ? bawled the beggar , limping after the Quaker .
Charity begins at home , said the Quaker , acceJerating his pace . The Lord help
God help us , cried the poor creature , very bad Buckra die in heaps . By and bye
nobody live to buy pepper - pot , and old black wo . man die too . I would adduce
this as a proof , that calamities. * Tripe seasoned with pepper . D 3 news .
daughter , said the lady , let this gentleman hear you repeat the Ode on Solitude ,
Excuse me , Madam , cried I , taking up my hat and bowing . Do hear the child ,
bawled Mr. H. I pray you Sir to excuse me , rejoined I. Mrs. H. It will not take the ...
Comentarios de la gente - Escribir un comentario
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.