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Robert Frost

Robert frost was born March 26, 1874, in San Francisco California where he lived the first eleven years of his life. After his father died he moved with his sister and mother to Eastern Massachusetts near his grandparents. He started writing his first poems while he was in high school at Lawrence, where he also graduated as Valedictorian. Frost went to Dartmouth college in 1892. After college in 1895 he married to a wonderful woman by the name Elinor Miriam White.

Robert Frost and his wife Elinor both taught school until about 1897 when Frost went to Harvard College for about two years. After Harvard he returned to Lawrence with his wife because he had health problems.

Soon after, Robert and Elinor Had their second child.

As the years past they had decided to move on a farm right over the Massachusetts border in New Hampshire. Over the years on their farm, they had six more children, which two died at birth. Shortly after, Frost had sold the farm, and sailed with his family to Beaconsfield, just outside of London.

For the first 18 months of living in Beaconsfield, Frost would ride forty minutes on the train to London where he would roam the streets going into book stores. Shortly after he was finishing up the manuscript of A Boy's Will.

In late October that year, the book was finally accepted by David Nutt for Publication that following March.

In April Frost moved his family one-hundred miles northwest of London in a cottage in the rolling Gloucester shire farmland near Dymock.

When Frost and his family returned to the United States in February the following year he was known as a leading voice in the new...

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...ter, at the October dedication of the Robert Frost library at Amherst, President Kennedy paid tribute to the Poetry, to "its tide that lifts all spirits," and to the poet "whose sense of the human tragedy fortified him against self-deception and easy consolation."

Within ten years the poets public image was shattered by the appearance of the second volume of Lawrence Thompson's authorized biography, Robert Frost: The Years of Triumph, 1915-1937 (1970), Which reviewers took at face value to be an accurate account of a man. Although Frost later came to have grave misgivings about his choice, he had picked Thompson his official biographer in 1939.

Collections of Frost materials are in the Jones Library in Amherst, Mass., Amherst College Library, Dartmouth College Library, University of Virginia Library and the University of Texas Library in Austin.
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