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... 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 Tutor ; and can you wait half an hour with good ...
In this scene of consternation , the negroes were the only people who could be
prevailed on to assist the dying , and inter those who were no more . Their motive
was obvious ; they plundered the dead of their effects , and adorned themselves
An Overseer on a Plantation , who preserves subordination among the negroes ,
is said to drive well ; and Mr. H- having once been an Overseer himself , the
phrase very naturally predominated in his mind . * It has been my object in this
... every demonstration of respect ; the landlord ushered me into a room which
afforded the largest fire I had ever seen in my travels : yet the landlord , rubbing
his hands , complained it was cold , and exclaimed against his negroes for
He had been Overseer to à Colonel Fishborne , and owned half a dozen negroes
; but he observed to me bis property was running about at large , for four of them
had absconded . As I purposed to make Pocotaligo the end of my day's journey ...
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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.