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... a negro man and boy . While breakfast was preparing , I ascended , with my
companions , the light house , which stood on the point of the Hook . It was lofty ,
and well furnished with lamps . On viewing the land round the dwelling of our
This is not the land of literature ; booksellers in this country are not the patrons of
authors , and therefore the remunerations for literary labour are not munificent .
But the notoriety of Buonaparte will sell the work ; and the translation make your ...
... nor an acre of land . About this period , my friend the Doctor relinquished his
house , and rented a little medicinal shop of a Major Howe , who was agreeably
situated in Cherry - street . As the Major took boarders , I accompanied the Doctor
enlisted himself under the banners of the Infidel Palmer , who delivers lectures on
Deism at NewYork , and is securing for himself and followers considerable grants
of land in hell . My translation introduced me to the acquaintance of some ...
A land , where love's inflicting power extends , Where the proud youth at beauty's
altar bends ; Where the muse smiles , when Barlow strikes the lyre , In bold
sublimity of epic fire . Yet shall each muse her tuneful tribute bring , Sweep the
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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.