Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Signor Pococurante” in chapter 1 of Bliss Perry, The American spirit in lierature: a chronicle of great interpreters:

...es of his neighborhood, cutting the forests recklessly, exhausting the soil, surrendering water power and minerals into a few far-clutching fingers, he has done it because he expects, like Voltaire's Signor Pococurante , to have a new garden tomorrow, built on a nobler plan. When New York State grew too crowded for Cooper's Leather-Stocking, he shouldered his pack, whistled to his dog, glanced at the sun, and str...

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