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Such a testimony of respect from an enlightened Foreigner cannot but be
flattering to me , and I have only to regret that the choice of the patron will be little
likely to give circulation to the work : its own merit however will supply that defect .
The letters interspersed through this narrative will shew my intimacy with Mr. Burr
, whom I have seen in his social hour ; and of whose political character I am
perhaps enabled to give the prominent features . The slave of no party , and ...
Here give your sorrows ; o'er the ashes weep Of. WHERE wand'ring ghosts their
vigils keep at night , And dance terrific by the moon's pale light ; Where gloomy
yews their sable branches wave , And cast their shadow o'er the rising grave ...
Here give your sorrows ; o'er the ashes weep Of these sad lovers , lock'd in
death's cold sleep . Sunk are those hearts that once with vivid glow , Melted in
mutual tenderness of woe ; Clos'd are those eyes that , bright with living fire ,
Spoke the ...
Won't you give me a copper ? bawled the beggar , limping after the Quaker .
Charity begins at home , said the Quaker , acceJerating his pace . The Lord help
thee , exclaimed the beggar , halting almost breathless on his crutch . But here ...
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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.