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We had scarcely been out a week , when we experienced a gale of wind that was
not less disastrous than tremendous . A sea which broke over the quarter washed
a hencoop from its lashing , and drowned nearly three dozen of fowls . But it is ...
Less declamation would have made me undertake the translation . I could hardly
conceal my transports ; and hugging the volume to my breast I danced home to
my lodgings . I lodged with a young man , who called himself a Physician , in ...
He received me with that urbanity which , while it precludes familiarity , banishes
restraint ; and discovered by his conversation , that he was not less skilled in
elegant literature , than the science of graciousness and attraction . Mr. Burr ...
I have left a church filled with them on the shore of Albion that have a prior claim
to such feeling . But I here behold the portrait of a man whom I consider so great
a benefactor to Literature , that he is scarcely less illustrious than its ...
The most gloomy imagination cannot conceive a scene more dismal than the
street before us : every house was deserted by those who had strength to seek a
less baneful atmosphere ; unless where parental fondness prevailed over self -
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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.