Education: Frosty Beer

"They used to sprinkle beer from a watering can on the sidewalks outside the barroom to bring in the young. The smell tempted them inside. That's the way it should be with literature and poetry in college."

That is the way Poet Robert Lee Frost, sitting in the new Ralph Waldo Emerson Chair of Poetry,* talked to some 40 reverently attentive students at Harvard University last week. No newcomer to Harvard or to teaching, Robert Frost was successively English Professor at Amherst, and Poet in Residence at the University of Michigan; at Harvard...

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