Statistics for occurrence #1 of “New York State” in chapter 1 of Bliss Perry, The American spirit in lierature: a chronicle of great interpreters:
...dering 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 struck a bee-line for the Mississippi.
Nothing could be more typical of the firs...
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