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The Captain had purposed to sail the 20th of the same month , but it was not
before January 7th of the new year , that the vessel moved from the wharf , when
the spring - tide enabled her to proceed down the river . For my passage , which
But hearing one night a rat scratch against the vessel's side , he ran upon deck in
his shirt to proclaim it to the sailors , calling out with a joyful tone of voice , “ Whoa
! hoa ! hoa ! a rat ! a rat ! ” The two Brothers was a miserably sailing tub , and ...
She had only one suit of sails , not a single spar , and her cordage was old . If a
sail was split by the wind , there was no other alternative but to mend it ; and
when , after being out six weeks , we had sprung our fore top mast , we were ...
... do I think we should have then risen from table , had not the Mate , who was left
in charge of the snow , like a good seaman , hove short , and loosened his sails
in readiness to avail himself of the breeze which had sprung up in our fayour .
Finding all business suspended at Philadelphia , and the atmosphere becoming
hourly more noi . some , we judged it prudent to leave the city without delay ; and
finding a vessel at the wharfs ready to sail for Charleston , in South Carolina ...
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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.