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As we increased our longitude , the priest , in examining his barrels of white
biscuit , found one of them emptied by other hands than his own . Suspicion fell
on a sailor , whom he one day accused before the passengers , as he was
standing at ...
Do you write a good hand , and understand all the intricacies of calculation ? No.
Then you will not do for a private Tutor . It is not your Latin and Greek , but your
hand - writing and cyphering , that will decide your character . Penmanship , and
Can you hold your eyes with your hands , and cry Amen ! when grace is said ;
and can you carry the childrens ' bibles and prayer - books to church twice every
Sunday ? No . Then you will not do for a private Tutor . Can you rise with the sun
In this harassed state of mind Ferdinand continued some months , when a letter
was privately delivered him , in the superscription of which he recognized the
hand - writing of Elizabeth . It was short , but emphatical : I am pregnant , and ...
The landlord of the tavern was a portly man , who in the middle of the day .was
dressed in a loose night - gown and mocossins ; * he recognised the Doctor ,
whom he shook heartily by the hand , and turning to a man in company said , “
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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.