Resultados 1-5 de 40
He told the Captain of her he would hoist out his boat and go to see him ; but the
man not approving , I suppose , his physiognomy , hauled aft his sheets and bore
round up before the wind . The skipper had contracted these habits during the ...
On viewing the land round the dwelling of our host , I could 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 ...
... cold ground , O'er which grim spectres take their nightly round ; Where the
hoarse raven flaps his leaden wing , Where Philomel was never heard to sing ,
But where the owl , with melancholy strain , Does to the moon in solitude
consisting of three or more log - houses ; and the inhabitants of every sex and
age had collected round a huge elephant , which was journeying with his master
to Savannab . Fortune had therefore brought me into unexpected company , and I
I was somewhat surprised on entering the tavern at Pocotaligo , to behold sixteen
or more chairs placed round a table which was covered with the choicest dishes ;
but my surprise ceased when the Savannah and Charleston stage - coaches ...
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.