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To the roll of the vessel I was fully accustomed ; but my companions not having
gotten their sea legs on board , tumbled grievously about the decks . The library
which I had brouglit with me , consisted of nearly three hundred volumes , and ...
But I cannot say my slumbers the first night were very soft ; for , hanging in the
wake of the hatchway , the breeze from the deck made my situation very
unpleasant . Foreseeing also that I was exposed to the deluge of every sea the
brig should ...
The sailors made the fowls into an huge sea - pye of three decks , which they
called the United States Man of War , and fed ... But hearing one night a rat
scratch against the vessel's side , he ran upon deck in his shirt to proclaim it to
the sailors ...
The first night the man at the helm fell asleep , and the tide hove the vessel into a
corn - field , opposite Wilmington ; so that when we went upon deck in the
morning , we found our situation quite pastoral . We floated again with the flood -
Like thee , the Muse has from my infant hours , With smiles alluring won me to the
grove ; Snatch ' d , in a playful mood , some scatter ' d flow ' rs To deck my head ,
gay emblems of her love : But mine of light , deceitful hues are made , While ...
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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.