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The family consisted of an old woman , wife to the landlord , two young girls of
homely appearance , a negro man and boy . While breakfast was preparing , I
ascended , with my companions , the light house , which stood on the point of the
... had happened of which the public had not abated their eagerness to know the
particulars . A German by the name of Ferdinand Lowenstoff had become
enamoured of a young girl named Elizabeth Falkenham , a native of New - York .
... and seek an oblivion also of his own woes in a voluntary death . The reply to
the letter in which Ferdinand desires to die with this unhappy girl , is an injunction
to break without delay his unicn with visible nature ; to rush before his 66 Maker ...
... to Philadelphia overtook me , and finding the road dusty I complied with the
invitation of the driver to get into the vehicle . At Bristol we took up two young
women , clad in the habit of Quakers , whom I soon , however , discovered to be
girls of ...
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.