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Ocean Plantation - Poetry delightful in Solitude Walks in the Woods - Family of Mr
. Drayton . --Midnight Lucubrations — Sketches of Natural History - Deer- Hunting
— Remarks on Slaves and Slavery — Militia of Coosobatchie District A School ...
Roman authors forgotten on their native banks of the Ilyssus and Tiber , delight
by the kindness of a Logan the votaries to learning on those of the Delaware . It
has been observed , I believe , by Horace , that there have lived many herocs not
It was at this library that during three successive afternoons I enjoyed that calm
and pure delight which books afford . But on the fourth I found access denied ,
and that the librarian had fled from the yellow fever , which spread consternation
Poetry delightful in Solitude.Walks in the Woods . - Family of Mr. Drayton . -
Midnight Lucubrations .-- Sketches of Natural | History .-- Deer - Hunting .--
Remarks on Slaves and Slavery . — Militia of Coosobatchie District .-A School
Even children respect the bird whose imitative powers are so delightful . ... The
premices of this mocking songster could not but delight me ; and I adadressed
the bird in an irregular Ode , which Mrs. Drayton did me the honour to approve .
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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.