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Can you rise with the sun , and teach till breakfast ; swallow your breakfast , and
teach till dinner ; devour your dinner , and teach till tea - time ; and from tea - time
to bed - time sink into insignificance in the parlour ? No . Then you will not do for
WHERE wand'ring ghosts their vigils keep at night , And dance terrific by the
moon's pale light ; Where gloomy yews their sable branches wave , And cast their
shadow o'er the rising grave , Together rest in death's profound repose These ...
... condition rise , has placed me above the ridiculous pride of disowning the
situation of a Tutor . Though the plantation of Mr. Drayton was immense , his
dwelling was only a log - house ; a temporary fabric built to reside in during the
... as frosts are not infrequent the beginning of April , it is judicious not to plant
before that time . Cotton is of a very tender nature . A frost , or even a chilling wind
, has power to destroy the rising plant , and compel the Planter to begin anew his
Its song was faint , resembling that of birds hailing the rising - sun ; but it became
stronger as the spring advanced . The premices of this mocking songster could
not but delight me ; and I adadressed the bird in an irregular Ode , which Mrs.
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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.