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... Critics and PhilosophersI proceed to Washington - Interview will the Secretary
of the Treasury - All my Hopes blasted -1 travel into Virginia , by the Way of
Alexandria -- A Quaker opens bis door to receive me , and I exchange with him
Can you comply with the humility of giving only one rap at the door that the family
may distinguish it is the Private Tutor ; and can you wait half an hour with good
humour on the steps , till the footman or housemaid condescends to open the ...
A bust of Doctor Franklin stands over the door , whose head it is to be lamented
the librarian cannot place on his own shoulders . Of the two rooms the
Franklinian Library is confined to books in the English language , but the
Laganian Library ...
... behold sixteen or more chairs placed round a table which was covered with the
choicest dishes ; but my surprise ceased when the Savannah and Charleston
stage - coaches stopped at the door , and the passengers flocked to the fire
Those whom nature designed for an active , enterprising life , will contend for
being the foremost to cross the threshold of the school - door ; while others of a
more wary temper keep remote from the strife . A throng of boys and girls was just
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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.