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Projects at Charlston — Solemınity the Mask of lgnorance— Interview with a
Planter and his Lady -The Erudition of a Professor -- A new and desirable
Acquaintance - College Toils — A Journey on foot from Charleston to
Coosobatcbie , 48 ...
At the time that she dances with more grace than any young lady of NewYork ,
Miss Theodosia Burr speaks French and Italian with facility , is perfectly
conversant with the writers of the Augustan age , and not unacquainted with the
language of ...
The indignation of the lover was inflamed , and to banish from his mind an object
whom he could not obtain , he marricd a French lady from Guadaloupe ,
remarkable for the beauty of her person , and the vivacity of her conversation .
But the ...
the coolest , and the same night found myself at supper with a dozen French
ladies and gentlemen , who could not utter a word of English , and with whom I
drank copious libations of that porter which my host had enlarged upon with such
... dying , and inter those who were no more . Their motive was obvious ; they
plundered the dead of their effects , and adorned themselves in the spoils of the
camp of the King of Terrors . It was remarked to me by a lady of Philadelphia , that
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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.