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While contemporary writers were wandering in imagination with Ulysses and
Æneas , and growing giddy with the violence of poetical tempests , I was
performing a sailor's duty in a ship of nine hundred tons , and encountering the
gales of the ...
Foreseeing also that I was exposed to the deluge of every sea the brig should
ship on the passage , I unhung my cot , and put it into a spare fore and aft cabin ,
which , to my satisfaction , I found , afterwards , was the only dry one in the ...
A report being circulated that the rats had left the vessel when in harbour , Coster
Pearman concluded that they had done it by instinct ; and , as an opinion prevails
among sailors that a ship , on such an event , never gets safe to her port of ...
The roar of the sea was lost in the combined laughter that arose from the Captain
, passengers , and ship's company . Farmer Curtis , whom the tythes exacted from
him by the parson of his parish had nearly ruined , now revenged himself on ...
the ship from stem to stern ; not even the priest could refrain from a smile ; though
, perhaps , it was rather a sardonic grin ; a distortion of the countenance , without
any gladness of heart . On the 8th of March , we saw the Isles of Sile , and three ...
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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.