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... of voice , “ Whoa ! hoa ! hoa ! a rat ! a rat ! ” The two Brothers was a miserably
sailing tub , and her passage a most tedious one . Head winds constantly
prevailed , and scarcely a week elapsed without our lying - to more than once .
without our lying - to more than once . To scud her was impracticable , as she
would not steer small , and several times the Captain thought she was going to
founder . Her cargo , which consisted of mill stones and old iron , made her strain
Once , having hailed a vessel , he was justly rebuked . He told the Captain of her
he would hoist out his boat and go to see him ; but the man not approving , I
suppose , his physiognomy , hauled aft his sheets and bore round up before the ...
In principles , my military friend was avowedly a Deist , and by tracing the effect to
the cause , I shall expose the pernicious tendency of a book which is read with
avidity . The Major was once commanding officer of the fortress at West Point ...
That form which once with every charm was blest , To touch the heart , and break
the gazer's rest ; Those eyes that sparkled once with love's bright fire , That voice
which sung responsive to the lyre : That face which once , with sweetly ...
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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.