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... not help thinking that he might justly exclaim with Selkirk - I'm monarch of all I
survey , My right there is none to dispute , From the centre all round to the sea , I
am lord of the fowl and the b . ute . " The morning passed away not unpleasantly .
The morning passed away not unpleasantly . The vivacity of the Captain
enlivened our breakfast , which was prolonged nearly till noon ; nor do I think we
should have then risen from table , had not the Mate , who was left in charge of
the snow ...
... of their rash conduct were placed on a table . Such deliberate suicide was
perhaps , unexampled , and the letters that had passed between the unhappy
pair , I dilated into a volume , which Caritat published to the emolument of us both
Such beings who pass their days in solemn pomp and plenty , can display no
examples of fortitude , of serenity , or patience ; their wishes are anticipated , and
their mandates obeyed . 37.
A poor cat came to the porch where I was sitting with the Doctor , and
demonstrated her joy by the caresses of fondness . An old negro - woman was
passing at the same moment with some pepper - pot * on her head . With this we
fed the cat ...
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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.