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lumes , and would have endeared me to any place . The Muses , whom I never
ceased to woo , blessed me , I thought , not infrequently , with their nightly
visitations ; and I soothed my mind to tranquillity with the fancied harmony of my
Why your project puts me in mind of young Mr. Primrose . And your exclamations
, said I , remind me of his cousin in London . Just enough , rejoined Mr. Caritat ,
and let me examine you a little after the manner of his cousin . Do you write a ...
The indignation of the lover was inflamed , and to banish from his mind an object
whom he could not obtain , he marricd a French lady from Guadaloupe ,
remarkable for the beauty of her person , and the vivacity of her conversation .
But the ...
And 66 when the clock strikes twelve we'll both become « immortal ! " From this it
is plain that Ferdinand was at first held in suspense between contrary impulses ;
but his mind was not long diverted from its purpose , for contriving an interview ...
Ye swains and nymphs , with health and beauty crown'd , Scarce let your
footsteps press the hallow'd ground , When the loud bell , slow - echoing from the
walls , Your minds to worship or to prayer calls ; But , treading lightly o'er 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.