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A report being circulated that the rats had left the vessel when in harbour , Coster
Pearman concluded that they had done it by instinct ; and , as an opinion prevails
among sailors that a ship , on such an event , never gets safe to her port of ...
Indced his distinguished abilities attracted so decided a leaning of the Judges in
his favor , a deference for his opinions so strongly marked , as to excite in no
small degree the jealousy of the bar . So strong was the impression made by the
So strong was the impression made by the general respect for his opinions , that
exclamations of despair were frequently heard to escape the lips of the Counsel
whose fortune it was to be opposed by the eloquence of Mr. Burr . I am aware ...
Having taken leave of Monsieur Pecquet , whose excellent dinners had
enhanced him in the opinion of the Doctor , we on the 22d of September , 1798 ,
went on board , and bade adieu to Pbiladelphia , which was become a Golgotha .
What is your opinion of his works ? Tutor . In his Rape of the Lock , Sir , he
exhibits most of the vis imaginandi that constitutes the poet ; his Essay on
Criticism is scarcely inferior to Horace's Horace's Epistle to the Pisoes ; his
Satires Planter .
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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.