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Sir , I received duly your letter of August 31 , in which you do me the honour to
propose to dedicate to me the work you are about to publish . Such a testimony of
respect from an enlightened Foreigner cannot but be flattering to me , and I have
... Island - Meditations among the Tombs -- I go to Baltimore - Mammoth Cheese
An exchange of Letters with the Vice - President A Walk to Washington -
Congress assembled Debates - Politeness of the Vice - President - A 7.
UPON my landing at New - York , my first care was to deliver a letter of
recommendation which I had been favoured with by a friend to a merchant in the
city ; together with a volume of Travels from Boston to Philadelphia , which he
had recently ...
... so a man of letters , when he undertakes the tuition of a family in America , may
exclaim he has lost his independence . - - Though not a countryman of your ' s ,
continued Mr . Carilat , I am from the same division of the globe , for I was born ...
Doctor de Bow , however , in huge gilt letters , adorned the entrance of the house
: “ And in his needy shop a tortoise hung , An alligator stuff'd , and other skins Of
ill - shap'd fishes ; and about his shelves A beggarly account of empty boxes ...
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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.