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Ocean Plantation - Poetry delightful in Solitude Walks in the Woods - Family of Mr
. Drayton . --Midnight Lucubrations — Sketches of Natural History - Deer- Hunting
— Remarks on Slaves and Slavery — Militia of Coosobatchie District A School ...
Reception at Poboke - An old Field - School - A fair Disciple - Evening Scene on
a Plantation — Story of Dick the Negro , & c . & c . & c ... 357 Voyage from
Baltimore in Maryland , to Cowes in the Isle of Wight , : 394 ERRATA . Page 29 &
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
... desiring my discharge . I was now dismissed from the College ; but I was under
no solicitude for my future life . A Planter of the name of Brisbane , had politely
invited me to his plantation , to partake with him and his neighbours , the
In the month of November my engagement led me to Coosobatchie , an
insignificant village about seventy - eight miles from Charleston ; for the
plantation of Mr . Draylon was in the neighbouring woods . The serenity of the
weather invited the ...
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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.