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The landlord of the tavern was a portly man , who in the middle of the day .was
dressed in a loose night - gown and mocossins ; * he recognised the Doctor ,
whom he shook heartily by the hand , and turning to a man in company said , “
Why , Friend , if a man smite thee on one cheek , turn to him the other . And were
you to take the advice of scripture , you would not refuse me your alms . What ,
Friend , is that ? Why when a man wants to borrow of thee , turn not thou away .
hatchie , or any other American town of bar“ barous etymology , to turn either
Usurer , Spe“ culator or Jew . His poetry , however happy , “ will in this country
experience only the fate of - being buried among the rubbish of advertise . “
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Here we took possession of the benches round the table to enjoy our repast ;
turning the horses loose to seek the shade ; and cooling our wine in a spring that
murmured near the spot . William Henry , having snatched a morsel , got ready
The temporal arteries of the wretched victim are ready to burst ; black vomiting
ensues ; the skin turns yellow ; the man so lately rioting in lustihood , is without
the strength of a child ; and , his tongue lolling out , he dies delirious . 66 What
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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.