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Of these some want taste , and others literature ; some incapable of observation ,
count with profound gravity the number of miles from place to place ; and others ,
intent only upon feeding , supply a bill of fare . A family likeness prevails ...
It was to no purpose that I expostulated with him on the folly of his conduct , and
urged that we had not many more miles to travel . The son of Paracelsus was
inexorable , and it only remained for me to perform the last office of friendship ,
I had walked about a mile along the bank of the Delaware , when the coach to
Philadelphia overtook me , and finding the road dusty I complied with the
invitation of the driver to get into the vehicle . At Bristol we took up two young
women , clad ...
In the month of November my engagement led me to Coosobatchie , an
insignificant village about seventy - eight miles from Charleston ; for the
plantation of Mr . Draylon was in the neighbouring woods . The serenity of the
weather invited the ...
A dinner of venison , and a pint of Madeira , made me forget I had walked thirty
miles ; and it being little more than four o'clock , I proceeded forward on my
journey . The vapours of a Spanish segar promoted cogitation , and I was
lamenting 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.