Grocer, distiller, teacher, bookseller
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Lorenzo da Ponte: the scandalous life of the man who wrote Mozart's words
7. Grocer, distiller, teacher, bookseller
Amid debt and bankruptcy, Da Ponte left Europe and settled in the United States. Da Ponte moved to New York first, then Sunbury, Pennsylvania, where he briefly ran a grocery shop, worked as a distiller, and gave private Italian and French lessons. He returned to New York to open a book shop.