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The path less trodden

Posted by ESC on January 02, 2008

In Reply to: The path less trodden posted by Smokey Stover on January 02, 2008

: : Who first used the phrase "path less trodden" and where and when?

: The most famous use of the concept was Robert Frost, in his poem, "The Road Not Taken." THe concluding verse is:

: I shall be telling this with a sigh
: Somewhere ages and ages hence:
: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-
: I took the one less traveled by,
: And that has made all the difference.

: This poem is often recollected as "the road less traveled. The third stanza begins:

: And both that morning equally lay
: In leaves no step had trodden black.

: Some of the many occurrences of the phrase "the path less trodden" make specific reference to the Frost poem, some do not. But the individuality of the phrase "less trodden" seems to point to the Frost poem whether explicitly or not.
: SS

Speaking of Robert Frost:

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

A former home of poet Robert Frost has been vandalized, with intruders destroying dozens of items and setting fire to furniture in what police say was an underage drinking party.

Homer Noble Farm in Ripton, Vt., a former Frost residence that's now a historic landmark, was ransacked late last week during a party attended by up to 50 people, Sgt. Lee Hodsden said Monday.