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For my passage , which was in the steerage , I had paid seven guineas to the
merchants who chartered the vessel , and my mess , which was with two young
gentlemen of my acquaintance , cost me only three pounds more . But , with this ...
The steerage groupe was composed of a good , jolly , Somersetshire farmer and
his housekeeper , who were going to settle in Pennsylvania , of the two young
gentlemen I have already mentioned , and myself . Having repeatedly crossed
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
Why your project puts me in mind of young Mr. Primrose . And your exclamations
, said I , remind me of his cousin in London . Just enough , rejoined Mr. Caritat ,
and let me examine you a little after the manner of his cousin . Do you write a ...
I could hardly conceal my transports ; and hugging the volume to my breast I
danced home to my lodgings . I lodged with a young man , who called himself a
Physician , in Ferry - strect , a melancholy alley impervious to the sun . Doctor de
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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.