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In my uncertain peregrinations , I have entered with equal interest the mud - hut
of the negro , and the log - house of the planter ; I have alike communed with the
slave who wields the hoe , and the task - master who imposes his labour .
... be called School - master by the children , and Cool Mossa by the negroes ?
No. Then you will not do for a private Tutor . Can you comply with the humility of
giving only one rap at the door that the family may distinguish it is the Private
His looks beamed benignity , and his accents breathed kindness : but , as the
great Master of Life observes , there is no art can find the mind's construction in
the face . We had scarce landed on the opposite bank of the river , when a poor ...
What , Master , is that ? Why , Friend , if a man smite thee on one cheek , turn to
him the other . And were you to take the advice of scripture , you would not refuse
me your alms . What , Friend , is that ? Why when a man wants to borrow of thee ...
Prudence looked reproachfully at her master ; the child was in reality the offspring
of Mr . H - , who fearing the inquiries of the world on the subject , fathered it upon
his last tutor . But they must have been blind who could not discover that 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.