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The family consisted of an old woman , wife to the landlord , two young girls of
homely appearance , a negro man and boy . While breakfast was preparing , I
ascended , with my companions , the light house , which stood on the point of the
I had walked about a mile along the bank of the Delaware , when the coach to
Philadelphia overtook me , and finding the road dusty I complied with the
invitation of the driver to get into the vehicle . At Bristol we took up two young
women , clad ...
A poor cat came to the porch where I was sitting with the Doctor , and
demonstrated her joy by the caresses of fondness . An old negro - woman was
passing at the same moment with some pepper - pot * on her head . With this we
fed the cat ...
The negro - woman lamented the ravages of the fever , because it prevented the
sale of her pepper - pot . Finding all business suspended at Philadelphia , and
the atmosphere becoming hourly more noi . some , we judged it prudent to leave
Mrs. H- , who is a woman of extensive learning , ( she lost a fine opportunity once
of learning French , and only a few a few years ago could write the best hand of
any lady in Charleston , ) Mrs. H— would superintend your management of 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.