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... AND T. HURST , PATER - NOSTER - ROW ; B. DUGDALE , AND J. JONES ,
DUBLIN ; AND H. CARITAT , NEW - YORK ; FOR R. EDWARDS , PRINTER ,
BROAD - STREET , BRISTOL . grant # 11876 ه ) HOUSE RHODES 1 0APR 1935
About this period , my friend the Doctor relinquished his house , and rented a little
medicinal shop of a Major Howe , who was agreeably situated in Cherry - street .
As the Major took boarders , I accompanied the Doctor to his house ...
Could not the weeping eye a grief impart ? Could not Eliza's voice thy pity move ;
But , must her choice thy furious lips reprove ? Oh ! when thy eyes death's horrid
form shall meet , And when thy hearse moves slowly through the street ...
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 ...
abandoned , and none but French people were to be found seeking pleasure in
society . The coach stopped at the sign of the SorrelHorse , in Second - street ,
where I heard only lamentations over the Yellow Fever , which had displayed
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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.