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pours of a School , but depart for the City of Washington , with a Heart dancing to
the Song of Expectation — I mingle at Philadelphia with the Votaries of Taste ;
and an elbowed by Poets and Prose - Writers , Critics and PhilosophersI proceed
the ship from stem to stern ; not even the priest could refrain from a smile ; though
, perhaps , it was rather a sardonic grin ; a distortion of the countenance , without
any gladness of heart . On the 8th of March , we saw the Isles of Sile , and three ...
Had he given to piety an early ascendancy over his heart , he might have
withheld Elizabeth from plunging into the vale of misery ; he would have sounded
in her ears the holy admonition , Return and live , for why wilt thou die ! To the
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 sweet
eloquence of soft desire : Mute are those lips , that oft - times would disclose The
... can repeat Pope's Ode on Solitude by heart . Ah ! Pope was a pretty poet ; my
wife is very fond of Pope . You have read him , I make no doubt ,. * The term drive
, requires some little note explanatory to the English reader . No man forgets his ...
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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.