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Every thing indicated opulence and ease . Mr. H—received me with the insolence
of prosperity . You are , said he , the person who advertised for the place of Tutor
in a respectable family ? I answered with a bow . Planter . What , Sir , are your ...
... being bor a slave , but with his original rights , the supposed property of the
master in the slave , is an usurpation and not a right ; because no one from being
a person can become a thing . From this conviction should every good citizen ...
I would carry every thing before me . “ But writing and talking require very ... How
to treat the - disease no man knows better than I ; but treating “ it , and writing a
treatise on it , are things widely وو “ different . Come ! let me dictate to you 108.
... of leaves , and I had no other canopy but the skies ; but , in two watchful
voyages to the East Indies , I had often snored on the hard deck , and my repose
in the open air was a thing I had been used to . About sun - rise I awoke ,
Every thing breathed splendour . A Turkey carpet covered the floor , and the
richest sophas invited repose . Negus was served in a golden cup , by a servant
clad in a magnificent livery ; and every fruit of the season was placed on the ...
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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.