Resultados 1-5 de 50
... to from habit ; but the Doctor soon relieved me by saying , he would
accompany me whithersoever I went ; that no man loved travelling better than he
, and that he would convert his medicives into money to defray his expences , on
the road .
It was our original design to have gone through Hackinsack , a little village that
claimed the honor of my companion's nativity ; but it was getting late ; the road to
it was circuitous , and we wished much that night to travel to Elizabeth Town .
... did not remit barking the whole of the night . We therefore rose without being
called , and pursued our journey to Prince - town , a place more famous for its
College than its learning . · The road from Prince - town to Trenton offers little
A spacious road conducted us to Philadelphia , which we entered at Front - street
. I had expected to be charmed with the animation of the American metropolis ; *
but a melancholy silence prevailed in the streets , the principal houses were ...
Tall trees of pine , planted by the hand of nature in regular rows , bordered the
road I travelled ; and I saw no other animals , but now and then a flock of deer ,
which ceasing awhile to browse , looked up at me with symptoms of wonder
Comentarios de la gente - Escribir un comentario
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.