Books: Uncle Toby

CONNECTICUT YANKEE — Wilbur L Cross—Yale University Press ($5).

Generations of Yale Sheffield Scientific School students, inhabitants of what used to be known in New Haven as "Darkest Sheff." had the luck to take their Engish Lit. with Professor Wilbur L. Cross the salty pedagogue who became a four-term Democratic Governor of Connecticut after his academic retirement in 1930. What the Sheff boys ostensibly got was a dose of Chaucer, the usual Shakespeare, and a ponderable amount of reading in the 18th-Century worthies. Henry Fielding and the "lousy parson," the Rev. Laurence...

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