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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 ...
... of friendship , which was to tie a bandage over his eyes , and lead him
blindfolded to his room ; in our way to which , happening to stumble , the Doctor
comically enough observed , When the blind leads the blind , they shall both of
them fall .
He observed that his house was not like an American house ; that he did not in
summer put twelve beds in one room ; but that every lodger had a room to himself
, and Monsieur , added he very solemnly , “ Ici il ne sera pas necessaire de sortir
It has been observed , I believe , by Horace , that there have lived many herocs
not inferior in prowess to those of the Iliad , but that for want of a bard to sing their
feats , they might as well have not achieved them . But how many characters are
... river of the Delaware . Our cabin was elegant , and the fare delicious . I
observed the Doctor's eyes brighten at the first dinner we made on board , who
expressed to me a hope that we night be a month on the passage , as he wished
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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.