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In my uncertain peregrinations , I have entered with equal interest the mud - hut
of the negro , and the log - house of the planter ; I have alike communed with the
slave who wields the hoe , and the task - master who imposes his labour .
Emotions on entering the City of IVashington — The Plan of the Place — The
inaugural Speech of Mr. Jefferson to both Houses of Congress assembled at the
Capitol , 168 CHAP . VII . Return to New - York - Literary Pursuits - Magnificent ...
Do you expect good wages ? Yes . Then you will never do for a private Tutor . No
, sir , the place of private Tutor is the last I would recommend you ; for as Pompey
, when he entered a tyrant ' s dominions , quoted a verse from Euripides ...
It is among the children of adversity that we must look for resignation under
misfortune ; it is from the indigent only we can be instructed to bear calamities
without repining : Impressed with this conviction , I entered into discourse with the
Mrs. H- now entered , followed by a negro girl , who held a peacock's feather in
her hand . Mrs. H—- received my bow with a mutilated curtesy , and throwing
herself on a sopha , called peremptorily to Prudence to brush the flies from her
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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.